Police kill 8 bandits, recover 30 cattle in fierce gun battle in Batsari, Katsina
On 06/08/2020 at about 01:00hrs, DPO Batsari Division led “Operation Puff Adder” and “Sharan Daji” to Zamfarawa village Batsari LGA of Katsina state based on the report that bandits numbering over forty (40), armed with AK 47 rifles, shooting sporadically, attacked the village, killed one Shafi’i Suleiman, M, aged 65yrs, 2. Yakubu Idris, M, aged 70yrs and rustled unspecified number of cows.
The police team was ambushed by the bandits on their way into the village.
Consequently the team responded and instantly killed one of the hoodlums while others escaped into the forest with bullet wounds.
The team succeeded and recovered thirty cows stolen from the village by the bandits.
Subsequently, on 7/08/2020 search parties led by the DPO and members of the community led by the village head of Zamfarawa recovered additional seven more corpses of the bandits at Barankada village, Batsari LGA of Katsina state.
The sum of twenty two thousand and three hundred Naira, thirteen empty shells and two live ammunition of 7.62mm, bunch of criminal charms, keys and pair of slippers were recovered from the dead bodies and the scene respectively during search.
Investigation is ongoing.
SP Gambo Isah
Police Public Relations Officer,
FOR: Commissioner of Police,
Katsina State Command