Police Foils Attempted Bandits Attack In Kankara, Dislodge 8 Camps

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The Nigeria Police has foiled bandits attack in Zango Village in  Kankara, Katsina State after a fierce gun duel with he bandits.

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The Police Public Relations Officer, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, made available to newsmen said, one AK-47 was recovered from the bandits after the attack had been foiled by Policemen attached to Kankara Divisional Police Station.

Recall that in November last year, bandits kidnapped over 300 school boys, which in a special report by Wall Street Journal a United States based newspaper quoted the kidnapped students confirming that N 30 million was paid to set the students free.

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The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, also disclosed that a combined team of security forces dislodged eight camps of bandits in Guzurawa and Garin-Gambo villages, all in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina .

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The statement read: “On the 26 and 28 Feb., Police in collaboration with the Army, jointly raided bandits’ camps behind Guzurawa and Garin-Gambo villages, notorious bandits enclaves, all in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina .

“The operation was successful as the team neutralised eight bandits, burnt nine motorcycles, and recovered one AK 47 rifle with five rounds of 7.62mm ammunition”.

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SP Gambo Isa continued, “The team had a fierce gun duel with the hoodlums and overpowered them.

“Consequently, the bandits fled and abandoned one AK 49 rifle with three magazines.”


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