Police repel bandits’ fresh attack on Katsina communities, make big recoveries
Bandits flee as Police repel bandits’ fresh attack on Katsina communities
Armed bandits on attack mission were believed to have flee into forest with various degree of bullets wounds after a free-for-all gun battle with police officers in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State on Tuesday, 20th April, 2021.
This, according to the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, SP Gambo Isah is as a result of the Police officers’ doggedness, uncommon courage and tactical operational strategy during the shootout.
According to him: “On 20/04/2021 at about 06:00hrs, DPO Batsari led operations “Puff Adder” and “Sharan-Daji” to Shekewa village – exit route to Dumburum forest and successfully repelled bandits on heinous mission. The team engaged the hoodlums into a fierce gun battle and repelled their attack.
“The doggedness, uncommon courage and tactical operational strategy adopted by the security operatives made the bandits to flee into the forest with varying degree of bullets wounds. In the course of profiling the scene, one (1) Magazine of thirty rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition of AK 47 rifle, Twenty-Nine (29) Sheep, Twenty-Four (24) Goats, and Seven (7) motorcycles were recovered at the scene.
“The Command urges members of the public to cooperate with security agencies working at the frontline areas by giving them credible information on bandits and their collaborators, especially those supplying them with arms and ammunition, informants and other essential commodities.
“The Command assures members of the public that the command remain resolute and committed in the ongoing fight against recalcitrant bandits until they are arrested and dealt with according to the extant laws of the land.”