Police battle bandits, kill 5, recover 3 AK-47 rifles

The Katsina State command of the Nigeria Police has gunned down 5 notorious bandits and recovered three AK 47 rifles during an intense gun battle with the goons along Mararaba Kakara in the state.

The slain bandits being paraded by the police

The Katsina State Police Commissioner, Sanusi Buba, speaking during the parading of their corpses at the command headquarters, said the police got to know about the activities of the criminals in Faskari, Dandume, Bakori, Kankara and Sabowa LGAs of the state through intelligence reports.

According to him, this information led the command to swing into action but the bandits laid ambush on them and engaged them a heavy gun battle in which the police succeeded in killing the five of the hoodlums.

CP Sanusi Buba said, “In the course of investigation, three (3) AK 47 rifles with four (4) magazines loaded with ninety-four pieces of 7.62mm ammunition were recovered.

“The suspects confessed to have in their possession additional two Ak 47 rifles hidden at Mararaba Maigora forest.

“Consequently, the O/C SARS Katsina led a team of detectives to recover the weapons but unknowingly the bandits had set up a trap and laid ambush for them. The team came under heavy gun fire and had a gun duel with the hoodlums.

“In the spur of the moment, the team responded and repelled the attackers, all the suspects were killed during the attack and hereby paraded for you to see.”

The CP said that this should serve as deterrent to all unrepentant bandits in the State.

“We have zero tolerance for crime and we are ready to deal decisively with any criminals that attempts to test our will.”

He urged law abiding citizens to go about their lawful duties without any fear of molestation.


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