The Katrina State Police Command in collaboration with the military have repelled coordinated attack by bandits on revenge mission on Tsaskiya Community of Safana LGA of Katsina state.
The Command’s spokesperson SP Gambo Isah said in a statement that, “Bandits numbering over two hundred 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”
“In the spur of the moment, the teams 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, the hoodlums shot and killed one Rabe Bala, ‘Male’, aged 30 years old, a lunatic from the village”
The PPRO further stated that the hoodlums while on their way out kidnapped three women who ran into a nearby bush path for safety. Search parties are still combing the nearby bushes with a view to recover more dead bodies and/or arrest the injured bandits and investigation still ongoing.