Police neutralise 3 bandits, recover 330 stolen animals in Katsina State – PPRO

 The Katsina Command has neutralised three suspected bandits and recovered 330 stolen animals.The command’s Public , SP Gambo Isah, disclosed this to newsmen on Monday in Katsina.“Today, April 19, 2021, at about 04:00hrs, based on credible intelligence, DPO Kankara led a team policemen to Mararabar-Gurbi, a notorious cattle route used bandits.“The bandits were armed with sophisticated weapons, with rustled domestic animals.“

Fortunately, the hoodlums, on sighting the police, engaged them in a gun duel, as a result which, three bandits were neutralized, fled into the forest with gunshot wounds,” he said.He said that the police recovered one AK 49 rifle, 160 cows, 170 sheep and motorcycles at the scene.In a related development, Isah said that the police, in collaboration with members a vigilante group, arrested one Ibrahim Ma’aruf, 40, Tashar Bokiti, Runka in Safana local government area the state – a notorious arms dealer, kidnapper and cattle rustler.“Nemesis caught up with the hoodlum he was accosted at a spot between Dutsin-ma and Safana local government areas of the state with 40 rustled cows,”

he said.He said that the suspect had been on police list, citing an incident the suspect on reaching a police check point on Dutsinma-Safana road, abandoned 96 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition of AK 47 rifle and N780,000, and fled to escape arrest. (NAN)