The Zamfara State Police Command said it averted an attempt by unknown gunmen to attack a community in Wuya, Anka Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Muhammad Shehu, made this known in a statement in Gusau on Saturday, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
According to him, the police also recovered arms from the suspect.
Shehu said on March 2, armed bandits on motorcycles attempted to invade Wuya community.
He added that the command’s mobile police patrol team engaged in a gun battle with the bandits before the gunmen retreated into the forest.
“One suspect was arrested and 35 rounds of live 7.62 AK-47 ammunition were recovered from him,’’ he said.
According to him, security has been beefed up in the area.
Shehu reiterated the command’s efforts to ensure the protection of lives and property of people in the state.
He appealed to members of the public to continue to cooperate with the police and other security agencies by providing useful information on criminals and their activities in their areas.