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Police N£utralize Two Armed Bandits In Katsina (Photos)

Two armed bandits were eliminated and livestock rustling was thwarted by Katsina State Police Command operations in the state’s Kankara Local Government Area.

In a statement released on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, the command’s spokesperson, SP Abubakar Sadiq Aliyu, stated that during a violent gunfight with the robbers, one AK-47 weapon with five live rounds and thirty-four suspected rustled cows were found.

“Today, Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at about 0700 hrs, the command, in synergy with members of the Katsina State Community Watch Corps (KSCWC) and local vigilante, has succeeded in foiling an attempted cattle rustling, at Gidan-Boka village, Yargoje ward, Kankara LGA, Katsina State,” the statement read.

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“Following a tip-off, operatives attached to the Kankara divisional police headquarters tracked the movement of some suspected armed bandits with suspected rustled animals to a point at Gidan-Boka forest in Yargoje ward. The operatives, led by the DPO, engaged the suspected bandits in a fierce gun duel, resulting in the neutralisation of two (2) suspected armed bandits.

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“In the course of scanning the scene, one (1) Ak 47 rifle with five (5) rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition, one (1) operational motorcycle belonging to the bandits, and thirty-four (34) suspected rustled cows, were recovered from the scene. Investigation is currently ongoing with a view to identifying and arresting the fleeing suspects.

“The Commissioner of Police, Katsina State Command, CP Aliyu Abubakar Musa, psc , commends the bravery and professionalism displayed by the operatives.

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“While urging the good people of the state to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities or individuals to the nearest police divisional headquarters for timely and decisive action, he also appreciates their cooperation and support, which is crucial in the ongoing fight against crime and criminality in the state.” [CONTINUE READING HERE]

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