Police foil attack on Katsina community, rescue 9

Police Command in Katsina State said it foiled an attack on Kirijam village in Mahuta community, Dandume Local Government Area of state.

Public Relations Officer of command, SP Gambo Isa, said in a statement on Friday in Katsina.

“On July 1, at about 11.00 p.m., bandits in their numbers, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles, attacked Kirijam village, Mahuta Ward of Dandume LGA and kidnapped nine persons.

“On receipt of report, DPO of Dandume Division led a team of policemen and blocked their possible exit route at Kadawan Maikomo village, in Sabuwa LGA,” said Isa.

He said bandits followed route and fell into a police ambush, and that team engaged the bandits in a fierce gun duel and successfully repelled the attack.

doggedness, uncommon courage and tactical operational strategy adopted by Police officers made bandits flee into the forest with varying degrees of bullet wounds.

“In course of profiling scene, all nine abducted persons were rescued unhurt and some GSM phones and food items stolen from the village by the hoodlums were also recovered,” Isa said.

According to him, command is urging members of public to cooperate with security agencies working at frontline areas by giving them credible information on bandits and their collaborators.

He said, “ public should assist the security agencies with credible information, especially on those supplying criminals with arms and ammunition, informants and other essential commodities.

“The Command assures members of the public that they remain resolute and committed in the ongoing fight against recalcitrant bandits until they are arrested and dealt with according to the extant laws of the land.” (NAN)