Zamfara: Police confirm killing of DCO in Zurmi LGA  

The Zamfara state police command has confirmed killing of Divisional Crime Officer DSP Shitu Musa by the group of armed bandits in Zurmi Local government divisional police station.

This was made known by the command public relations officer Asp Yazid Abubakar in a statement.

According to him, two other police officers suffered gunshot wounds.

The police image maker noted that the bandits were retreating, they burnt down some houses and shops in the same area.

On 18th February 2024 at about 1810hrs, a group of armed men suspected to be bandits in large numbers wielding sophisticated weapons attacked Zurmi division at Nasarawa Area of Zurmi local government area of Zamfara State and started shooting sporadically, the policemen on duty retaliated and repelled the attack after a serious gun duel which many of the bandits were killed and some took to their heels with possible gunshot wounds.” Asp. Yazid stated.

According to the statement, already the state Commissioner of Police MD Shehu Dalijan deployed adequate manpower to the area while reassuring all people of the state that the command under his leadership will continue to do its best in protecting lives and properties. 

He further urged the good people of the state to furnish the command with credible and timely information on the activities of criminals to salvage our dear state from all forms of criminality.

According to him, the police detective teams were set to investigate and possible arrest of the fleeing culprits.