This was contained in a circular dated 2nd January 2021 which was issued and signed by SP Mohammed Shehu ANIPR, PPRO, Commissioner of Police, Zamfara State Police Command Gusau.
According to the circular, on 2nd January, 2021at about 0430 hours, the Command received a distress call that Armed Bandits in their large number came to the outskirts of Shinkafi with intend to kidnap innocent members of the community.
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A combined team of PMF/CTU attached to the “Operation Puff Adder” responded quickly and foiled the attack. Similarly,
One Samaila Langa, a 30-year-old, who was kidnapped by the bandits during the incident was successfully rescued by the combined effort of the Police and leaders of the repentant bandits.
The victim has been reunited with his family after being debriefed.
Normally has been restored with improved confidence building patrols in Shinkafi and its environs.