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One Killed As Police Clash With Bandits In Katsina



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One of the bandits terrorising Katsina State has been killed by men of the state command of the Nigeria Police Force.

Naija News understands that the development happened on Tuesday, March 9 in the Safana Local Government Area of the state when the force men confronted the bandits in a gun duel.

Reports had it that the police team attached to the Safana police division, while on routine patrol yesterday at about 12.30 am, ran into a five-member gang of bandits, leading to the exchange of fires.

The police were said to have recovered one AK 47 rifle during the gun duel which occurred along the Runka-Baure axis of the local government area. Confirming the development, the police spokesman in the state, Gambo Isah on Wednesday (today) day in a statement said: “On Tuesday, 9/03/2021 at about 12:30hrs, Police patrol team attached to Safana Division while on routine patrol along Runka to Baure axis, exactly after Garin Tambari before reaching Illela Village had an encounter with bandits numbering about five, armed with AK-47 rifles.

“The team engaged the hoodlums in a fierce gun duel as a result of which one of the bandits was neutralised and his AK-47 rifle with 2 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition were recovered. An investigation is ongoing.”

Also, the police spokesman confirmed the arrest of one Lawal Umar alleged to be a bandit and a member of a notorious kidnap gang. Isah disclosed that the criminal confessed to having participated in the kidnap of the village head of Radda in Charanchi Local Government Area.

Umar’s gang was alleged to have shot and killed the 60-year-old younger brother of the village head, one Aminu Umar.

Meanwhile, three people have been killed and at least five others injured as bandits attack Ganji village in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Tuesday evening, Naija News reports.

Source: Naija News

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