Zamfara State Police Command said it has arrested 25 suspected armed robbers and recovered over arms and ammunition from their hideouts.
Commissioner of Police, Mr Yusuf Kolo, said: “The command is waging war against the hoodlums terrorising the state. We have mapped out strategies on how to clampdown on the hoodlums.
“We have started deploying tactical teams to all the flashpoints to make sure that the hoodlums are flushed out of their dens.
“We are seeking the cooperation of stakeholders including the sister security agencies and members of public to checkmate these hoodlums.
The command has imbibed IGP Usman Baba Alkali’s vision and mission, which are community policing and professionalism.
“I have warned my officers to shun corruption, illegal detention, illegal duties and victimisation of the civil populace. We are squarely confronting insecurity and to ensure peace in the state. The command is ready to accommodate the local hunters and vigilance groups in the fighting off the hoodlums.
“Police operatives arrested 10 suspected armed robbers and recovered some arms and ammunition from them. Another 10 were arrested for kidnapping. A five-month-old baby was rescued during raids of their hideouts. We recovered AK 47 rifle, pump action and 20 cartridges.
“There will be a constant raiding of all the hideouts of the hoodlums and that there will be stop-and-search. The criminals will be forced to relocate because the state will be too hot for them.
“We are ready for them. We need the support of government to ensure peace in the state. All the arrested suspects will soon be charged to court.”