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Katsina: Police foil bandits’ attack, rescue victim

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The Katsina Police Command says it has foiled an assault by suspected bandits at Layin Minister, in Malumfashi Native Authorities Space (LGA) of the State.

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

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

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

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“In the middle of profiling the scene, one AK-47 rifle was recovered.”

In line with him, in one other improvement on the identical date at about 5 am, the identical DPO led a group of Policemen to Majifa village, Kankara, engaged the bandits in a shootout and recovered 36 rustled cows.

“Many bandits are feared to have escaped with gunshot wounds, whereas a search celebration remains to be combing the world with a view to arresting the fleeing bandits.

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“The Command urges members of the general public to proceed to cooperate with safety companies by giving them credible info,” he added.

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