By Babatunde Abiodun
The Zamfara State Police command has reacted to report of the recent incident that occurred in Zurmi LGA on February 13, 2018.
The Command stated that on the fateful day, thunters from Birani village of Zurmi LGA intercepted and accosted a herder in the bush with some suspected stolen cattle and sheep.
The herder abandoned the animals and escaped into the bush but unknown to the hunters, the cattle rustler went to Isah LGA of sokoto state and mobilised bandits to attack the hunters.
Therefore, on 14th February, 2018, the bandits ambushed the hunters in the bush and there was a clash that led to fatality from both sides.
The Public Relations Officer of then State Police Command, DSP. Mohammed Shehu said 18 bodies were recovered by police / military and other sister agencies that combed the bush and it’s environs to salvage the situation adding that it is believed that the bandits took away their own persons that were killed.
He said the bush combing is in progress so as to further profile the area while mobile men/ Special forces and Military fortified the affected axis.
The Command intelligence unit in conjunction with State CID are investigating the matter to arrest the perpetrators of this dastardly act.
“The Press will be informed of the progress made in due course,”, he said