Police gun down notorious kidnapper, recover 60 cows, 80 sheep in Katsina
The Katsina State Police Command said that its operatives in partnership with vigilante groups had successfully neutralized bandits attack in Dutsin-ma Local Government Area of Katsina State.
During the encounter, the Katsina State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah said the joint operations gunned down one of the notorious kidnapper and also recover 60 cows and 80 sheep.
“On 19/03/2020 at about 02:00hrs, bandits in their numbers, armed with sophisticated weapons including AK 47 rifles, attacked Karo and Garangamawa villages, Dutsinma LGA of Katsina state.
“The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Dutsinma, swiftly led a team of Operation Puff Adder and vigilante groups to Unguwar Bara and layed ambush for the bandits.
“Fortunately, the team succeeded and engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel as a result of which one of the bandits (yet to be identified) was gunned down while sixty (60) cows and eighty (80) sheep recovered.
“Search party are still combing the area with a view of arresting the bandits who fled with gun shots wound and also to recover their operational weapons. Investigation is ongoing,” the statement concluded.