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Police kills three bandits during gun battle in Katsina

 Police kills three bandits during gun battle in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command Wednesday afternoon announced that it has gunned down three bandits during an exchange of fire at Unguwar Bera and Tashar Mangoro Villages in Dutsinma LGA of Katsina state

Also, two Ak 47 rifles with 15 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition

were recovered

The State Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Buba Sanusi told newsmen during a briefing at the Command Headquarters that the Police rescue team was responding to a distress call.

He said; “the bandits numbering over 50, on motorbikes, shooting sporadically with AK47 rifles attacked Unguwar Bera and Tashar Mangoro villages of Dutsinma LGA.

“The team laid an ambush against the hoodlums at a spot between Mara and Tashar Gajere villages of Danmusa LGA. Fortunately, the bandits were entrapped and the team had an upper hand, neutralized 3 bandits and recovered two 2 AK 47 rifles with 15 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition.

“Search parties are still combing the environs with a view of arresting injured bandits and/or recovering dead bodies and their operational weapons.”

The CP further assured the citizens that the Command will continue to record tremendous successes in the ongoing onslaught against banditry in the state as attested to by the recent recovery of a cache of arms and ammunition.



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