Police gun down 2 notorious bandits, recover charms, rifles in Katsina
On 23/04/2020 at about 14:30hrs, a distress call was received that bandits in their numbers, on motorbikes, armed with sophisticated weapons including AK 47 rifles, blocked Ruma – Jibia road and were robbing innocent persons of their money and other valuables.
Consequently, DPO Batsari led Operation Puff Adder and blocked their exit route into Rugu forest along Ruma – Duba road. Fortunately, the team succeeded and engaged the bandits in a fierce gun duel as a result of which two of the bandits were gunned down while one (1) AK 49 rifle with five (5) rounds of live ammunition were recovered in their possession.
The team also recovered one unregistered Bajaj Boxer motorcycle, charms, and the sum of six thousand, four hundred and sixty five naira (N6,465:00K).
Investigation revealed that this group of bandits are the ones terrorizing Ruma, Duba, and Dankar villages of Batsari LGA of Katsina state.
Search parties are still combing the bushes with a view of arresting other members of the syndicate who fled with gun shots. Investigation is ongoing.