Katsina Police foil bandits attack, rescue victim, 36 rustle cows



The Katsina Police Command says it has foiled an attack by suspected bandits at Layin Minister, in Malumfashi Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

SP Gambo Isah, the command’s spokesperson, disclosed this in a issued to newsmen on Monday morning in Katsina.

“On July 17, 2021, 17/07/ at about 11:02 pm, bandits on motorcycles, armed an AK 47 rifle, blocked a feeder at Layin Minister, Malumfashi LGA, and kidnapped a 45-year-old man from Tafkin Jege village, Kafur LGA.

“A team of policemen, led by DPO Kankara, intercepted them at Unguwar Nakome, Yargoje village, Kankara, engaged them in a gun duel and the victim.

“In the course of profiling the scene, AK-47 rifle was recovered,” the command’s spokesperson disclosed in the statement.

According to him, in another development same date at about 5am, the same DPO led a team of Policemen to Majifa village, Kankara, engaged the bandits in a shootout and recovered 36 rustled cows.

“Many bandits are feared to have escaped gunshot wounds, while a search is still combing the area a view to arresting the fleeing bandits.

“The Command members of the public to continue to cooperate by giving them credible information. (NAN)