Olusegun Ariyo

Operatives of Katsina state police command have Burst syndicates who specializes in housebreaking and theft whose identity is zulaihat illyasu, (27),  Alhassan illyasu (15)  with a resident at sayako quarters in Minna, Niger state.

It was gathered both were accosted after they broke-open three dwellings at kwado quarters in Katsina and stole household items therein.

The Police Spokesman, Sp Gambo isah said in a statement that in the cause of investigation, large bunches of master keys were recovered during police search

The PPRO said the suspects confessed to be members of organised syndicates of thieves that specializes in housebreaking and theft using master keys and had come all the way from niger state to Katsina to perpetrate their nefarious crimes, adding that investigation is ongoing

  Meanwhile, Katsina State on Monday engaged bandits in a gun duel in the Safana Local Government Area during which they rescued a 55 year-old-woman, Hafsatu Idris.

The bandits reportedly attacked Gamma village in the council around 1 am, during which Idris was kidnapped.

The spokesman for the state command, SP Gambo Isah, said, “The Operation Puff Adder team encountered the bandits at Habul Mountain at the fringes of Rugu forest around 4.20 am where its operatives engaged them (the bandits) in a gun duel during which Idris was rescued.

Gambo said, “The team succeeded in rescuing the kidnapped victim and also recovered two unregistered Bajaj motorcycles.

“Many of the bandits escaped into the forest with bullet wounds as there were traces of bloodstains left at the scene.

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