Zamfara State Police Command in a release signed by its Spokesman, SP Mohammed Shehu,has reacted to a captioned story published by one of the national dailies of Saturday 13th July, 2019, in which some witnesses who were traveling to Abuja from Zamfara claimed to have been attacked by bandits, a situation that forced them to scampered into the bush.
Police stated that based on the crime statistics of Zamfara state, 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.
The Command claimed that 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, was another indication that the ongoing peace process of the command was working assiduously.
The Command therefore, refuted 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 also appealed to media organizations to verify their information before publication.