Some Bandits have reportedly attacked a Fulani settlement on the outskirts of Anka town along the Bagega-Anka Road in Zamfara State.
Reports say the armed men stormed the area in the evening on Wednesday and began to shoot sporadically and consequently rustled an unspecified number of cows belonging to members of the community.
They were however engaged in a gun duel by the policemen who were stationed in a mining company along the road.
The state Police Comand, confirmed the attack, saying the bandits were swiftly repelled by security operatives who recovered the rustled cattle from them.
According to a statement by the command spokesperson for the command, Shehu Mohammed, police tactical operatives deployed to Anka were alerted that many bandits had stormed the Fulani settlement to attack and rustle cows.
“A combined police team in collaboration with the military mobilised to the scene where they engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel.
“As a result, they scampered to the forest and escaped with possible gunshot wounds,” Mohammed said.
“All the rustled cows were recovered for the Fulani community members. Rigorous confidence-building patrol is being sustained to avert any attempt by the bandits to regroup for another onslaught.”