Read statement from the police below;
The Zamfara state Police Command confirms the death of 29 persons, following an ambush suspected armed bandits on a convoy of vehicles conveying traders from SHINKAFI market on their way back to Kwari village in SHINKAFI LGA on 28/2/2019.
On 28th February 2019 at about 2345hrs, DPO SHINKAFI received a distress call that on the same date at about 2130hrs, vehicles conveying traders from SHINKAFI to Kwari village were ambushed suspected armed bandits while coming back from SHINKAFI Market. DPO quickly responded leading a Joint team of PMF/CTU and Military to the scene of the incident with a view to ascertaining the authenticity of the report and take action that will restore normalcy in the area and its environs and further arrest the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
On getting to the scene, 13 corpses were found, while 16 other corpses mostly members of civilian JTF were later discovered littered as the surrounding bush was combed the joint security operatives.
Normalcy has been restored in the area, following an improved deployment of Joint police and military personnel to the area to complement the existing security emplacement.
The Commissioner of police, CP Celestine C. Okoye fsi, while condoling the government and people of Zamfara state over the unfortunate incident assures all residents of the state that, the police will continue to collaborate and partner with other security Agencies and all relevant stakeholder to ensure security, safety and peace of Zamfara state at all time.
Members of the public are enjoined to continue to support the security Agencies in their efforts to rid the state of criminal elements.
SP Mohammed Shehu,
Police Public Relations Officer,
For:- Commissioner of Police,
Zamfara State Command