The Katsina Police Command says it engaged bandits in a shootout at Majifa village, Kankara, and recovered 36 rustled cows.
SP Gambo Isah, the command’s spokesperson, disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen on Monday morning in Katsina.
The incident which happened around 5 am left many bandits feared dead and “escaped with gunshot wounds, while a search party is still combing the area with a view to arresting the fleeing bandits”.
“The Command urges members of the public to continue to cooperate with security agencies by giving them credible information.
According to Isah, in another development on the same date the same DPO led a team of police officers to foil an attack by suspected bandits at Layin Minister, in Malumfashi Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
“On July 17, 2021, 17/07/2021 at about 11:02 pm, bandits on motorcycles, armed with an AK 47 rifle, blocked a feeder road at Layin Minister, Malumfashi LGA, and kidnapped a 45-year-old man from Tafkin Jege village, Kafur LGA.
“A team of policemen, led by DPO Kankara, intercepted them at Unguwar Nakome, Yargoje village, Kankara, engaged them in a gun duel and rescued the victim.
“In the course of profiling the scene, one AK-47 rifle was recovered,” the command’s spokesperson disclosed in the statement.