Katsina: Five policemen killed in battle with bandits
The outgoing Katsina State Commissioner of Police and newly promoted Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Sanusi Buba has disclosed that five police officers paid the ultimate prize in battle with notorious bandits in the year 2021.
The five police officers, he said, were killed in Katsina State in their bid to end the numerous insecurity challenges bedeviling the State.
AIG Sanusi Buba, who was represented by the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Superintendent of Police SP Gambo Isah disclosed this during the command’s end of year press conference at the State headquarters on Thursday.
However, AIG Buba said the police operatives in the State, on their part, succeeded in killing 38 suspected bandits. They also recovered weapons and vehicles used by the criminals during the year under review.
AIG Buba said: “the weapons recovered in the year include, four General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG), 44 AK-47 rifles, one LAR rifle, one G3 rifle, 20 locally made guns, 689 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition of AK 47 riffle, and 109 anti-aircraft ammunition.
“The command also recovered 20 suspected motor vehicles and 18 motorcycles suspected to be stolen or belonging to bandits.”
He also disclosed that 215 kidnap victims were rescued, with a total of 1,243 domestic animals recovered, including 867 cows, 352 sheep, 24 goats and one donkey.
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