Po­lice avert at­tack on Wuya Com­mu­nity in Zam­fara, ar­rests sus­pect

Sunday Trust - - NEWS -

Po­lice in Zam­fara State said they averted an at­tempt by un­known gun­men to at­tack Wuya Com­mu­nity in Anka Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of the state, and ar­rested one sus­pect.

The Po­lice Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer (PPRO) of the Com­mand, DSP Muham­mad Shehu, made this known in a state­ment in Gusau, yes­ter­day.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the po­lice also re­cov­ered arms from the sus­pect.

Shehu said on March 2, armed ban­dits in large num­ber on mo­tor­cy­cles at­tempted to in­vade Wuya Com­mu­nity in Anka.

He said that the com­mand’s mo­bile po­lice pa­trol team en­gaged the ban­dits, which made them to re­treat into the for­est with pos­si­ble bul­let wounds.

“One sus­pect was ar­rested and 35 rounds of live 7.62 Ak-47 am­mu­ni­tion were re­cov­ered from him,’’ he said.

Ac­cord­ing to him, se­cu­rity has been beefed up in the area.

Shehu re­it­er­ated the com­mand’s ef­forts to en­sure pro­tec­tion of lives and prop­er­ties of peo­ple in the state.

He ap­pealed to mem­bers of the pub­lic to con­tinue to co­op­er­ate with the po­lice and other se­cu­rity agen­cies by pro­vid­ing use­ful in­for­ma­tion on crim­i­nals and their ac­tiv­i­ties in their ar­eas. (NAN)

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