Military-grade hand grenade in Sabuwar
Military-grade hand grenade in Sabuwar

Katsina police, security operatives foil bandits’ attack, kill one, recover items

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A security team including operatives of   Katsina state police command has foiled bandits’ attack in Sabuwa Local Government Area, killing one in the process.

A member of the state Community watch corps sustained injuries in the leg during the operation which occurred on Thursday. 

A bulletin by the command’s spokesman, ASP Abubakar Aliyu confirmed the incident.

The statement added that  the state police commissioner, Aliyu Musa lauded members of the security team for their efforts, urging them not to relent in the current operations against bandits and criminals in the state. 

The statement made public  in katsina on Thursday evening read “The Katsina State Police Command, under the able leadership of CP Aliyu Abubakar Musa, psc+, in its unwavering commitment towards maximising the safety and security of the good people of the state, has successfully foiled an invasion attempt on Sabuwa town, Sabuwa Local Government Area of Katsina State, by some suspected bandits.

“On April 17, 2024, at about 4.48 p.m, information was received at the Sabuwa Divisional Headquarters that some suspected armed bandits were in their numbers, armed with dangerous weapons such as AK-47 rifles, on motorcycles riding towards Sabuwa town with the intent to attack.

“Upon receipt of the report, promptly, the DPO Sabuwa, CSP Aliyu Mustapha mobilised a team of operatives consisting of men of the operation Sharan Daji and members of the Katsina State Community Watch Corps and responded to the scene, where they engaged the suspected bandits in a fierce gun duel. The team successfully foiled the planned attack; however, one Murtala Sabi’u, a member of the KSCWC, sustained a gunshot injury to his right leg and was rushed to the hospital, where he is currently receiving medical attention.

“In the course of scanning the scene, the body of one neutralised suspected bandit, one walkie-talkie, and a military-grade hand grenade were recovered from the scene.

“Furthermore, the CP called on members of the public to promptly report anyone seen with a bullet wound, as some of the suspects escaped the scene with gunshot injuries.

“He further reiterated the command’s commitment to ensuring the protection of the lives and property of the good people of the state under his stewardship.”

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