Olusegun Ariyo

A Location in Safana local government specifically in Tsaskiya community in Katsina state was besieged by bandits numbering about two hundred on a revenge mission, as it took the collaboration of military troops and the police to repel the coordinated attack.

A statement made available to urban Express News online through the Police Public Relation officer, Sp Gambo Shehu said the development was based on credible intelligence with the assistance of the military before it succeeded in repelling the coordinated attack which eventually consume five lives.

He said the bandits numbering about two-hundred were armed with sophisticated weapons like general purpose machine guns (GPMG) and AK47 Rifles, shooting sporadically and clandestinely attacking the village through three entries of security barricade.

The PPRO Said them engage the bandits in gun duel and as a result, five of the suspected bandits were killed while many sustained gunshot wounds.

On the other hand, the bandits shot and killed one Rabe Bala, a 30-year-old lunatic from the said village,  the bandit while on their way out, kidnapped three woman who ran into a near bush part  for safety after sighting them.

Sp Gambo said search parties are still combing nearby bushes with a view to recover more bodies and arrest the injured bandits.

He said investigation is ongoing.

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