1 person rescued as Police kill bandit, injure many others in Katsina


By Abba Gwale

Katsina State Police Command has rescued a kidnapped person and killed one bandit after a fierce gun battle with the bandits after they attacked Kwana-Kodo village in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The police public relation officer of the state, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident and said their personnel also recovered 20 cows and 100 sheep from the bandits in another operation on Thursday.

It was said that the bandits attacked Kwana-Kono village around 2.30am on Friday, during which they kidnapped one Alhaji Sanusi Adamu.

Later, the ‘Operation Puff Adder’ men of Kankara division and vigilantes in the area confronted the bandits, leading to a gun duel which resulted to the killing of one bandit in the process and a victim rescued.

SP Gambo Isa said, “Around 2.30am, a distress call was received that bandits, in large numbers, riding on motorbikes and shooting continuously, attacked Kwana-Kodo village, and kidnapped one Alhaji Sanusi Adamu, aged 65 years.

“Consequently, DPO Kankara Division led “Operation Puff Adder” and a vigilante group to their possible exit route into the forest and blocked it. Fortunately, the bandits met their waterloo when they passed through the police ambush point and the team engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel, killed one of the bandits and rescued the victim,”

He added that, “the corpse of the killed bandit and a motorcycle were recovered. It is believed that many of the bandits escaped with gunshot wounds as the investigation is ongoing.”

In another development, the state police command has also repelled attacks by bandits at Abadau village in the Batsari Local Government Area of the state on Thursday during which they recovered many rustled animals.

The PPRO added ‘’On April 22, a distress call was received that bandits numbering 15, armed with AK-47 rifles, attacked Abadau village and rustled domestic animals. Subsequently, DPO Batsari led operations ‘Puff Adder’ and ‘Sharan-Daji’ to Zamfarawa village.

He further said the hoodlums fled the scene abandoning the rustled animals. Twenty cows and 100 sheep were recovered adding that investigation is still ongoing.

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