PRESS RELEASE NO. 23/2020
SEVEN ADDITIONAL CORPSES OF SUSPECTED BANDITS/KIDNAPPERS RECOVERED AT SHABBA FOREST, JIBIA LGA OF KATSINA STATE: Good afternoon Gentlemen of the Press. I refer to CP’s Press Conference of 19/03/2020 and wish to update you on the progress made on the ongoing mop up operations in the affected area. You will recall that on 19/03/2020 at about 0600hrs, based on a tip off, joint Police/Military Operation codoned and engaged suspected bandits in a gun duel at Shabba Forest, Jibia LGA of Katsina state in the process recovered nineteen (19) cows, seventeen (17) sheep and thirty four (34) goats , in the custody of the criminals leading to death of many bandits while others escaped with gun shots wounds. Today 21/03/2020 at about 06:00hrs, DPO Jibia led search parties into Shabba Forest and recovered seven additional corpses of suspected bandits that were killed during the encounter with the joint security forces. The teams are still combing the forest with a view of arresting the bandits, recovery of more of their corpses and operational weapons. Investigation is ongoing, please.
SP GAMBO ISAH
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, (PPRO)
FOR:COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,
KATSINA STATE POLICE COMMAND