Katsina: Troops Kill 5 Armed Bandits after Repelling 200 Bandits on Revenge Mission
On Tuesday, 27/10/2020, at about 04:00hrs, based on credible intelligence, the Command in collaboration with the mililtary, succeeded in repelling coordinated attack by bandits on revenge mission on Tsaskiya Community of Safana LGA of Katsina state.
Bandits numbering over two hundred (200) armed with sofisticated weapons such as General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG) and AK 47 rifles, shooting sporadically, clandestinely attacked the village through three (3) entry security barricades.
In the spur of the moment, the teams engaged the hoodlums into a gun duel and as a result five (5) suspected bandits were killed and many escaped with gun shots wounds.
- On the other hand, the hoodlums shot and killed one Rabe Bala, ‘M’, aged 30yrs, a lunatic from the village. The hoodlums while on their way out kidnapped three women who ran into a nearby bush path for safety. Search parties are still combing the nearby bushes with a view to recover more dead bodies and/or arrest the injured bandits. Investigation is ongoing.
SP GAMBO ISAH
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,
KATSINA STATE COMMAND