A notorious bandit identified as Abdullahi Ummi has been killed in a gun battle with operatives of the Katsina State Police Command.
The development was disclosed by the spokesman of the state command, Gambo Isa, during a press briefing.
Gambo noted that the bandits from Gullu, a hamlet in a forest in Yankwashi Local Government of Jigawa.
He added that Ummi who is 50-year-old abducted an 80-year-old woman, Hajiya Hassana Zubairu of Sandamu Local Government of Katsina State, and demanded a ransom of N500 million from her children.
“Based on credible intelligence information, our men swung into action and trailed the criminal in the forest where luck ran out of him.
“While trying to escape in a motorcycle with the kidnapped old woman, our officers and men engaged the bandit in a gun battle where he was subsequently killed,” the PPRO said.
According to Gambo, the abductee was kidnapped on June 29 and the Police rescued her on July 15.
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