By; SULAIMAN AHMED MISAU, Katsina
Katsina State Police Command in collaboration with the mliltary has succeeded in repelling a coordinated attack by bandits on revenge mission to a Community of Tsaskiya village in Safana Local Government Area of the state.
Police Public Relations Officer of the Katsina State Command, Superintendent of Police (SP), Gambo Isah said in a statement titled:-“Bandits met their Waterloo in Katsina ” that, bandits numbering over 200 armed with sofisticated weapons such as General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG) and AK 47 rifles, shooting sporadically, clandestinely attacked the village through three entry security barricades.
Superintendent Gambo Isah said in the spur of the moment, the combined teams of Military and the Police based on credible intelligence engaged the hoodlums into a gun duel and as a result five suspected bandits were killed and many escaped with gun shots wounds.
On the other hand, he said the hoodlums shot and killed a 30 years old lunatic, Rabe Bala from the village.
The Katsina state Police Command, Spokesman, SP Gambo Isah said the hoodlums while on their way out kidnapped three women who ran into a nearby bush path for safety.
Supritendent Gambo Isah stressed that search parties are still combing the nearby bushes with a view to recover more dead bodies and arrest the injured bandits, pointing out that, “Investigation is ongoing.”