From Sani Haruna, Zamfara

Zamfara State Police Command has neutralized one armed bandits who specialised in terrorising the people of Maradun and other neighbouring local government areas of Zamfara State.

This was contained in a statement signed the command Public Relation Officer SP Mohammed and made available to newsmen in Gusau, the state capital.

The command says that on sunday Operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder II while on confidence building patrol along Tsibiri village, in Maradun LGA intercepted group of armed bandits who are believed to be on an attack mission.

It explains that on sighting the Police operatives, the bandits engaged them in a gun duel which prompted the personnel to returned fire.

According to the statement, one of the bandits was gunned down while others fled into the forest with possible gun shot wounds.

Similarly, an Ak 47 rifle, one Magazine containing Four (4) rounds of live ammunition, one operational Motorcycle and a bag containing bundle of charms and set of Military Camouflage uniform were recovered.

It adds that the command assures members of the public that the ongoing operations against unrepentant bandits who refused to embrace the ongoing peace accord of Governor Bello Matawalle will be effectively sustained to rid the state of all forms of criminal eleme