The Zamfara State police command has refuted reported claims that some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) witnesses who were traveling to Abuja from Zamfara were attacked by bandits, a situation that forced them to scampere into the bush.
The Zamfara Command spokesperson, Mohammed shehu in a statement on Sunday said there was no any attack by bandits either on villages or on any person or group of persons traveling on any highway in the state.
Shehu further claimed that banditry activities in the state has reduced drastically.
The statement read in part, “It is pertinent to categorically state that , as per the crime statistics of Zamfara state is concern, there was no any attack by bandits either on villages or on any person or group of persons traveling on any highway in the state.
“Since the inception of the ongoing peace and dialogue initiative in the the state, attacks, kidnapping and other heinous crime in the state have been reduced drastically to about 98 percent. A situation that restored peace and stability in the state.
“The rescue of over 100 persons who were kidnapped and held in captivity for months by the Commissioner of police CP Usman Nagogo psc+, is another indication that the ongoing peace process of the command is working assidously.
“Therefore, the command wishes to refute the entire story as misleading and a calculated attempt to undermine the current effort of both the state government and the police to bring lasting peace for social and economic development in the state. The command uses this medium to appeal to media organizations to verify their information before publication.”