Police in Katsina foil bandits’ attack, neutralize one, recover ammunition

Nigerian Police Force

Police operatives of Katsina State has foiled a bandits’ attack in Korogo village via Daddara, Jibia Local Government Area of the state.

In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abubakar Aliyu, the Command said the Nigeria Police Force’s X handle (formerly Twitter) on August 16, revealed that the operatives recovered 60 rustled sheep, one AK 47 rifle with 110 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition.

The statement said, “On the 15th of August, 2023, at about 0009 hrs, the command received a distress call that bandits in their numbers, armed with dangerous weapons such as AK 47 rifles and shooting sporadically, invaded Korogo village via Daddara, Jibia LGA, and rustled sixty (60) sheep.”

It stated that the Divisional Police Officer, Jibia, immediately gathered the team of police operatives and they were able to disengage the bandits after a fierce gun duel.

The statement explained that upon the receipt of the message, the DPO Jibia mobilized a team of Police operatives to the scene and engaged the bandits in a fierce gun duel, saying that as a result, the bandits were forced to abandon their heinous mission and scamper into the nearby bush.

It explained that the body of one of the bandits, sixty (60) rustled sheep, as well as one AK 47 rifle with one hundred and ten (110) rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition, were recovered while investigation is ongoing.

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