Katsîna Police Foils Bandits Attack, Kills One, Recovers Military Grenade, Others (Graphic Image)



Katsina State Police Command, under the leadership of  its Commissioner (CP) Aliyu Abubakar Musa in an unwavering commitment towards maximising safety and security of the people has foiled an invasion attempt on Sabuwa town in Sabuwa Local Government Area of the state by suspected bandits.

Consequently, during the encounter, the Police of the Command successfully neutralised one (1) suspected bandit and recovered one (1) walkie – talkie with a Military – Grade Hand Grenade.

The Command Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Abubakar Sadiq Aliyu disclosed this in a statement he issued to newsmen in Katsina.

ASP Sadiq Aliyu said it was on “April 17, 2024, at about 1648 hours the information was received at the Sabuwa Divisional Headquarters that some suspected armed bandits were in their numbers, armed with dangerous weapons such as AK-47 rifles, on motorcycles riding towards Sabuwa town with the intent to attack.”

He said upon receipt of the report, promptly, the DPO Sabuwa, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Aliyu Mustapha mobilised a team of operatives consisting of men of the operation Sharan Daji and members of the Katsina State Community Watch Corps responded to the scene, where they engaged the suspected bandits in a fierce gun duel.

“The team successfully foiled the planned attack; however, one Murtala Sabi’u, a member of the KSCWC, sustained a gunshot injury to his right leg and was rushed to the hospital, where he is currently receiving medical attention,” he said.

According to ASP Aliyu in the course of scanning the scene, the body of one (1) neutralised suspected bandit, one (1) walkie-talkie, and a military-grade hand grenade were recovered from the scene.

Furthermore, he said the CP Aliyu Abubakar Musa has called on members of the Public to promptly report anyone seen with a bullet wound, as some of the suspects escaped the scene with gunshot injuries.

He reiterated the Katsina State Police command’s commitment to ensuring protection of lives and property of People of the state under CP Musa stewardship.


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