Katsina police command has debunk publication by a National Daily newspaper which reported that some unknown gunmen attacked a grain market along Kankara-Sheme road recently.
The police command through the state police public relations officer stated that there was distortion of facts as the publication did not carry the true story of what has happened during the incident.
The police public relations officer DSP GAMBO ISAH, furthermore narrated what really happened as follows:
“What really happened was that, on 18/11/2017 at about 20:00hrs, a group of armed robbers suspected to be herdsmen, blocked the highway along Kankara – Faskari road, specifically at Biya village, Faskari LGA of Katsina state.
The hoodlums tried to stop a vehicle Volkswagen Golf III, white in colour, with registration number NSR 421 EH, driven by one Abubakar Magaji ‘m’ aged 30yrs of Sheme town, Faskari LGA of Katsina state but however, the driver refused to stop and the hoodlums opened fire at the vehicle, which led to the death of two women and a child.
The Command wishes to state that, at no point in time did the hoodlums attack the Kankara grain market neither did they rob any person of his belongings. It is not true that ten persons were killed by the robbers and several injured.”
Also according to him, the Commissioner of Police, Katsina state Command, CP BD Gwana psc + visited the scene of the incident and condoled with the families of the two deceased women and the infant and has since directed for a comprehensive investigation into the incident and the arrest of the hoodlums. Also a team of police mobile patrol teams and SARS were also deployed to the area as reinforcement by the Commissioner of Police.