Nigerian Police in Katsina kill 3 suspected bandits, retrieve 2 rifles

Nigerian Police in Katsina kill 3 suspected bandits, retrieve 2 rifles
Charles Nwoke, Katsina, Nigeria
February 3, 2021 

The Nigerian Police Katsina State Command said its personnel have killed three suspected bandits raiding communities in the Danmusa Local Government Area of the state.

CP Sanusi Buba, the Katsina State Police Commissioner, who disclosed this during a press briefing in Katsina, the state capital on Wednesday, said the police were committed to get rid of banditry and other crimes in the state.

The Police Chief said that no fewer than 50 bandits recently attacked Unguwar-bera and Tashar-Mangoro villages in Danmusa Local Government Area Council.

Buba told newsmen that a team of police officers ambushed the bandits at a spot in-between Mara and Tashar-Gajere communities and recovered two AK-47 rifles with 15 rounds of 7.62 mm live ammunition.

He said, “We got a distress call that bandits were attacking the two villages, they shot sporadically to have their way, but were subdued by the gallantry and firepower of our personnel.”

“Our search teams are still combing the areas to arrest those involved in the attack and recover corpses and operational weapons,” he added.

The Commissioner of Police urged residents of the area to support the police with valuable intelligence that would help in fighting crimes in the state to a standstill.