Men of the Nigerian Police Force in collaboration with the military, yesterday, foiled a coordinated bandits attack on the Tsaskiya community in the Sofana area council of Katsina State.
Spokesman of the Katsina State police command, Superintendent of Police, SP, Gambo Isah, in a statement obtained by ait.live believed that the bandits were on a revenge mission on the community.
According to the statement, “Today being 27 October 2020 at about 4 am based on credible intelligence, the Command in collaboration with the military, succeeded in repelling a coordinated attack by bandits on a revenge mission on Tsaskiya Community of Safana LGA of Katsina state.”
Isah said that the Bandits numbering over two hundred were armed with sophisticated weapons such as General Purpose Machine Guns, GPMG, and AK 47 rifles, shooting sporadically, secretly attacked the village through 3 entry security barricades.
He noted that in the spur of the moment, the teams engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel and as a result, five suspected bandits were killed and many others escaped with gun shots wounds with a 30 year old lunatic Rabe Bala shot and killed in the process.
The police image maker also stated that the hoodlums while on their way out kidnapped three women who ran into a nearby bush path for safety stressing that, search parties are still combing the nearby bushes with a view to recovering more dead bodies and/or arrest the injured bandits.