RECOVERY OF ONE ASSAULT RIFLE (A.R.) LOADED WITH FOURTEEN ROUNDS OF 5.56MM LIVE AMMUNITION AND ONE KASEA MOTORCYCLE FROM NOTORIOUS BANDITS AT BATSARI LGA OF KATSINA STATE: Today 11/05/2020 at about 10:27hrs, DPO Batsari received a distress call that armed bandits in numbering fourteen (14), armed with AK 47 rifles blocked a feeder road leading to Dankar village, Batsari and were robbing innocent villagers of their belongings. Consequently, the DPO led ‘Operation Puff Adder’ to the scene, chased and engaged the hoodlums in a heavy gun duel. Due to the superior fire power of the police, the hoodlums abandoned their mission and escaped into the nearby forest. In the course of investigation the team recovered one Assault Rifle (A.R.) loaded with fourteen (14) rounds of 5.56mm live ammunition and a motorcycle Kasea, red in colour, unregistered, with Chassis No. LAELE2413KMG45286 and engine NO. 157FMI190745358 belonging to the bandits.
RESCUE OF KIDNAPPED VICTIMS FROM THE HANDS OF NOTORIOUS BANDITS/KIDNAPPERS AT KURFI LGA OF KATSINA STATE: On 07/05/2020 at about 00;25hrs, a distress call was received that bandits numbering about ten, on motorbikes, armed with AK 47 rifles attacked Dorawa Hamlet of Sabon Layi village, Kurfi LGA of Katsina state and kidnapped some women. Consequently, DPO Kurfi led Operation Puff Adder and vigilante group and chased the hoodlums up to Kaguwa village where they engaged the hoodlums into a gun duel. The team succeeded and rescued the duo of one Hajiya Huraira Alh. Murnai, ‘f’, Aged 60yrs and Hadiza Alh. Murnai, ‘f’, aged 50yrs both of the same address. Victims were rescued unharmed from the kidnappers while the hoodlums escaped in to the forest. Investigation is ongoing.
RECOVERY OF RUSTLED ANIMALS FROM NOTORIOUS BANDITS AT KURFI LGA OF KATSINA STATE: On 08/05/2020 at about 01:30hrs, DPO Kurfi Division, received a distress call that Bandits in their numbers, armed with AK 47 rifles attacked Morawa village, Kurfi L.G.A of Katsina state and rustled domestic animals. Subsequently, the DPO led a team of Policemen and vigilante group to the village and engaged the bandits in a fierce gun duel. The team overpowered the hoodlums which forced them to abandon their mission and escaped into the forest. The team succeeded and recovered thirteen (13) cows and seventeen (17) sheep which have already been handed over to their rightful owners.
SP Gambo Isah
Police Public Relations Officer,
FOR: Commissioner of Police,
Katsina State Command