One person was reportedly killed when operatives of the Nigerian Police Force in Katsina State engaged some fleeing bandits in gunfire.
The Katsina police spokesman, ASP Abubakar Sadiq, confirmed this in a statement issued on Thursday, noting that the bandits had earlier attacked Korogo, a village in the Daddara District in Jibia Local Government Area of the state and rustled some sheep.
Sadiq explained that the command was informed of the development, and the DPO, Jibia, immediately mobilized a team of operatives to the scene and engaged the bandits in a fierce gun duel.
He said the police killed one of the assailants and recovered sixty (60) rustled sheep alongside an AK-47 rifle.
One hundred and ten (110) rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition were also recovered as the investigation is ongoing, Naija News learnt.
According to Sadiq, the hoodlums, in their numbers, were forced to abandon their heinous mission and scamper into the nearby bush.
“While combing the scene, the body of one (1) neutralized suspected bandit, sixty (60) rustled sheep, as well as one AK 47 rifle with one hundred and ten (110) rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition, were recovered. The investigation is ongoing,” he noted.