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In Katsina, Nigerian Police Kill Three Bandits


According to the Katsina State Police Command, all of the kidnappees have been freed, three suspected bandits have been slain, and a kidnapping attempt has been foiled.

As stated by the command’s spokesman, ASP Abubakar Sadiq-Aliyu, the event took place in Sabuwa Local Government Area’s Duya village, specifically in Maibakko Ward.

“On June 7, 2024, information was received at the Sabuwa Divisional Police Headquarters that armed bandits in their numbers, wielding dangerous weapons, attacked Duya village and kidnapped a number of women

“Upon receipt of the report, promptly, the DPO of the Divisional Headquarters, CSP Aliyu Mustapha, in collaboration with members of the vigilante, mobilised a team of operatives to the scene.

“On noticing the presence of the team, the bandits opened fire on the them, which the team responded gallantly and successfully thwarted the kidnapping attempt and rescued all the kidnapped victims.

“In the course of scanning the scene, the bodies of three neutralised suspected bandits were recovered,” Sadiq-Aliyu said.

He added that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Aliyu Abubakar-Musa, commended the operatives for their exceptional display of bravery and gallantry.

Additionally, Abubakar-Musa reaffirmed the command’s dedication to guaranteeing the security and safety of the state’s citizens.

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