Zamfara State Police Command has refuted allegations by the witnesses of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Atiku Abubakar that they were attacked by bandits in Zamfara on their way to Abuja to testify against the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The command denied claims by the witnesses that said they were attacked by bandits in Zamfara state, a situation that forced them to scamper into the bush and stopped their journey to the Supreme Court to testify for the former Vice President.
The Zamfara State Police command in a statement signed by SP Muhammad Shehu, said: “It is pertinent to categorically state that as far the crime statistics of Zamfara state is concerned, 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.
“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 has restored peace and stability in the state.”
Shehu disclosed that unprecedented achievements have been recorded which is evident in the rescue of over 100 persons kidnapped and held in captivity for months through the initiatives of Commissioner of Police Usman Nagogo.
“Therefore, the command wishes to refute 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 statement added.
The command further appealed to media organisations to verify their information before publication.