By Ibrahim Kaulahi, Gusau
Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the killing of 13 Police Personnel in an ambush by the armed bandits while on the move to response to a distress call at Kurar Mota village under Bungudu local government area of the state.
In a statement by the Spokesperson of the Zamfara Police Command, SP Shehu Mohammed, said a distress call from Kurar Mota was given to the operatives deployed to the area that some recalcitrant bandits were on the plan to attack some nearby communities.
“The attack occurred on Sunday at about 1230hrs, when Police Mobile operatives deployed at Kurar Mota village in Bungudu LGA were responding to a distress call with regards to an attempt by bandits to attack some nearby communities.
“The personnel who ran into the ambush exhibited resilience and gallantry by engaging the hoodlums, an effort that deterred the bandits from attacking the communities. Unfortunately, 13 personnel paid the supreme price. However, the bandits on their part suffered heavy casualties.
“A special Anti – Banditry Operations is currently ongoing with a view to track down the assailants. The Commissioner of Police CP Hussaini Rabiu psc, while visiting the injured Police men at the hospital reaffirmed that, today’s unfortunate incident will not discourage the officers and men of the command from discharging their mandate of protecting lives and properties of the citizens”, the statement added.