The Katsina State Police Command on Thursday 27th Feb 2020, at about 3 am, following a distress call that bandits in their numbers armed with AK 47 rifles stormed Gurbi village, Kankara LGA of Katsina state responded swiftly and in the gunfight that ensured with the bandits, killed 17 of them.
The bandits had killed four persons and rustled large number of domestic animals after they initially received a fierce resistance by the local vigilante groups.
Consequent upon which, the Commissioner of Police, Katsina state Command, CP Sanusi Buba, directed DPO Kankara Division to lead Operation Puff Adder in collaboration with Vigilante groups to the scene.
A statement by SP Gambo Isah, spokesman of the command said, ‘The bandits were engaged in a shootout along with some vigilante members.
“The team succeeded and killed seventeen (17) suspected bandits and recovered eighty cows (80), one hundred and eight sheep and a donkey from the hoodlums which were earlier carted away from the village and other neighbouring villages.
Isah disclosed that during the attack, the bandits killed one Alh. Sanusi of Yar-Bakaje, Akilu Isuhu, Bawa Gidan Mai Ruwa Nana Husaini aged 25yrs of Unguwar Farin Dutse, Gurbi village and Muntari Sama’ila, aged 30yrs of Gidan Korau village all of Kankara LGA of Katsina state while three other persons sustained injuries.
‘Some of the bandits managed to escape with gun shots wounds.
“Operatives are combing the nearby bushes for arrest of the fleeing bandits and recovery of their operational weapons. Investigation is ongoing.
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