Police Operatives of Operation Puff Adder in conjunction with troops of Operation Sharan Dani on Thursday 13 of June 2019, foiled an attempt by about 100 armed bandits to rustle more than 50 cows in Katsina state.
As a result of the hot exchange of gunfire that ensued, the bandits ran into the hills and bushes while one bandit was killed and two who sustain bullet wounds were arrested.
A statement in this regard by SP Gambo Isah, Public Relations Officer of Katsins Police Vommand said, “On 13/06/2019 at about 11:55hrs, distress call was received that, about 100 armed bandits were seen around Pauwa village, Kankara LGA of Katsina state with about 50 stolen cows.
“Joint patrol teams comprising Operations Puff Adder and Sharan Daji were mobilized to the scene.
“On arrival the teams engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel which made them to retreat and escaped into rough and hilly mountainous area of Rugu forest.
“One Bawa Naganda aged 70yrs, was arrested at the scene.
“The teams extended patrol to other villages and on reaching Danbirgima forest, the team sighted three persons on a motorcycle.
“The men on motorcycle opened fire at the teams, abandoned the motorcycle and tried to escape.
“The team returned fire, as a result one Kurma was shot dead while one Isah Babai aged 25yrs and one Ali Beti were arrested by the security forces. Investigation is ongoing”.
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