104 bandits killed and hundreds of cattles recovered by Police in Zamfara

The Public Relation Officer of the Nigeria Police Force, Acting DCP Jimoh Moshood, says 104 armed bandits have been officers of the force during an attack on Mahanga forest in Birnin Mogaji Local Government Area of Zamfara State, with one police officer killed in the process.

In a statement in Abuja on Friday, Moshood the force also destroyed 50
hideouts belonging to the bandits were also destroyed and recovered over 500 cattle and 79 Sheep.

The Force PRO said the Inspector- General of Police on Nov. 9, deployed a Police Joint Intervention Team of about 1,000 personnel comprising the seven Units of Police Mobile Force (PMF) to Zamfara state following repeated attacks in the state.

Headed by an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Moshood said the team had been tasked with arresting and prosecuting bandits, Kidnap for ransom and cattle rustling gangs operating in parts of the State.

He added that more than 85 suspects have been arrested, 27 AK-47 rifles and 52 locally fabricated rifles and other dangerous weapons have been recovered while 269 cattle, 109 sheep have been handed over to their owners.

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