Zamfara Police Command has denied media reports of an attack on witnesses of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar in the state.
A counsel to Mr Abubakar had told the Presidential Elections Petitions Tribunal at its last sitting that the witnesses were attacked on their way to Abuja from Zamfara, a situation which forced the court to adjourn sitting.
However, the Public Relations Officer of the Command, Muhammad Shehu, said in a statement on Sunday in Gusau that as far as the state police command is concerned, the claim is not true and has no basis. He said based on the crime statistics available to the command, there was no attack by bandits either on villages or on any person or group of persons travelling on any highway in the state.
He said since the commencement of peace and dialogue initiative with bandits in the state led by Commissioner of Police, Usman Nagogo, attacks, kidnapping and other heinous crimes have reduced drastically to about 98 per cent.
Mr Shehu, therefore, described the reports as misleading and attempt to undermine the current efforts of both the state government and the police to bring lasting peace in the state.