The Police Tactical Operatives in collaboration with the other security agencies in the early hours of today, repelled large number of armed bandits who went to Shinkafi town in their hundreds with intent to attack the innocent people of the area.
The bandits were said to have come from a camp of a notorious bandits kingpin, “TURJI”. But they were heavily engaged to a gun duel by the joint security forces stationed in Shinkafi to safeguard the lives and properties of the communities.
At the end of the gun battle that lasted for hours, one of the bandits was fatally injured, while others escaped with bullet wounds.
Spokesman of the state command, Superintended of Police SP Mohammed Shehu who confirmed the story, said, the Commissioner of Police CP Ayuba Elkanah directed the immediate deployment of more security operatives to complement the existing security arrangements, that will curtail any further attack by the bandits.
The C P further commended the resilience of the operatives and charged them to sustain the tempo so that the state can be adequately protected.