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Police foil kidnap attempt, neutralise bandit, recover AK-47 rifle in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command successfully thwarted a kidnapping attempt by armed bandits in Yankara village, Faskari LGA, Katsina, killing one of the hoodlums and recovered one AK47 rifle.

The heavily-armed bandits, brandishing dangerous AK-47 rifles, stormed the community around 0400hrs on Monday.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO’), ASP Sadiq Abubakar, disclosed this in a statement. According to him, immediately the distress call was received at the Faskari police division, the command’s operatives swiftly mobilised officers to the scene and engaged the criminals in a fierce gun duel, compelling them to abandon their nefarious plans and flee into nearby bushes.

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ASP Sadiq also noted that the lifeless body of one of the criminals and the recovered AK-47 rifle were discovered while combing the scene of the attack. He gave the identity of the deceased suspect as Bada Yaji, 25, a resident of Dajin Dungu, Yartuwaru in Faskari LGA.

Katsina State Police Commissioner, CP Aliyu Musa, lauded the bravery and gallantry displayed by the police operatives in this operation.

He urged residents to continue to provide crucial and timely information to law enforcement agencies, emphasising its importance in preventing criminal activities.

CP Musa also urged citizens to report individuals displaying suspicious injuries, as some of the bandits may have sustained gunshot wounds while fleeing.

Updated: October 2, 2023 — 11:43 pm

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