Men of the Katsina State police on Sunday gunned down a suspected cattle rustler during an exchange of fire along Sakwattawa-Shawere cattle route.
The command’s spokesman, DSP Gambo Isah, disclosed the development in a statement made available to reporters in Katsina.
Below is the press statement as sent to us the Police PRO:
“As clamp down on all forms of crime and criminality in the state thrives on, Katsina state Police Command has succeeded and recovered one AK 47 Rifle with Breech No. 408169 with its sixteen rounds of live ammunition, two AK 47 rifle’s Magazines, four rustled cows and a Boxer motorcycle with Chasis No.60927 during a gun duel with cattle rustlers along Sakwattawa-Shawere cattle route.”
“On 23/10/2017 at about 03:30hrs, one Ibrahim Gai ‘m’ of Aidun Hassan village, Danmusa LGA of Katsina state, reported that un- identified cattle rustlers invaded their settlement and stole away their cows. Team of Operation Sharan-Daji where immediately dispatched to one of the cattle routes, where on sighting the team they engaged the team on a gun duel as a result of which one of the cattle rustlers was gun down, while the rest took to their heels abandoning the above mentioned items.”
“Investigation is on top gear with a view to arrest the rest of the fleeing hoodlums and to recover more of their operational arms.”