The Katsina Police Command has recorded great feat in the fight against kidnapping, banditry, cow rustling and other crimes as the Police operatives repelled bandits attack, foiled attempted kidnapping and recover twenty cows among others.
In a press statement by the Command’s spokesperson, SP Gambo Isah stated that, “Today 23/04/2021 at about 02:30hrs, a distress call was received that bandits in their numbers, riding on motorbikes, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles, attacked Kwana-Kodo village, Kankara LGA of Katsina state and kidnapped one Alhaji Sanusi Adamu, ‘M’, aged 65yrs.
Consequently, DPO Kankara Division led “Operation Puff Adder” and vigilante group to their possible exit route into the forest and blocked it. Fortunately, the bandits met their waterloo when they passed through the police ambush point and in the spur of the moment, the team engaged the hoodlums into a gun duel, killed one of the bandit and rescued the victim. In the course of scanning the scene, a corpse of the gunned down bandit and a motorcycle were recovered. It is believed that many of the bandits escaped with gunshot wounds as investigation is ongoing.
“Similarly, on 22/04/2021 at about 23:40hrs, a distress call was received that bandits numbering fifteen (15), armed with AK 47 rifles, attacked Abadau village, Batsari LGA of the state and rustled domestic animals. Subsequently, DPO Batsari led operations “Puff Adder” and “Sharan-Daji” to Zamfarawa village, their possible exit route and laid ambush.
Coincidentally, the hoodlums passed through the said route and were engaged into a fierce gun duel by the police/military team. The hoodlums fled the scene abandoning the rustled animals.
In the course of investigation, twenty (20) cows and one hundred (100) sheep were recovered. I
Investigation is ongoing.