Kastina Police neutralise suspected bandit, recover Ak 47, 60 sheeps

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The Katsina State Police Command said its operatives have neutralised a suspected notorious bandit and recovered 60 suspected rustled sheep and one AK 47 rifle with 110 rounds of 7.62 MM live ammunition.

The command made this known in a statement signed by the State Public Relations Officer, ASP Abubakar Sadiq Aliyu, shared on the command’s X (formerly Twitter) handle on Wednesday

“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.

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“Upon receipt of the report, unhesitatingly, the DPO Jibia mobilized a team of Police operatives to the scene and engaged the bandits in a fierce gun duel, as a result of which they were forced to abandon their heinous mission and scamper into the nearby bush.

“While combing the scene, the body of one (1) neutralised suspected bandit, 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. The investigation is ongoing.”


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