The Katsina police command in the early hours of Friday frustrated efforts of some bandits ravaging Sabon Garin Baure and Baure villages in Safana local government.
The police public relations officer in the state, Gambo Isa made the disclosure in a statement released on Friday.
According to Isa “On 26/07/2019 at about 00:00hrs, a group of bandits numbering 200 on motorcycles armed with dangerous weapons, shooting sporadically invaded and attacked simulteneously residents of both Sabon Garin Baure and Baure villages, Safana LGA of Katsina state.
“Dpo Safana immediately led teams of Operations “Puff Adder” to the scene and engaged the hoodlums into a gun duel that lasted for over an hour. The police teams succeeded in dislodging the hoodlums and chased them out of the villages,” he stated.
Isa added that, ” They also recovered two hundred cows and three hundred sheep /goats and three motorcycles from the bandits. The teams right now are combing the fringes of Rugu forest for the remnants of the hoodlums who have escaped with gun shots during the encounter for possible arrest. The command enjoins members of the public to continue to partner with security agencies In the fight against crime and criminality in the state. Investigation is ongoing, ” he said.