Katsina state police command said operatives attached to puff Adder with a location at Dutsinma specifically in kwaro village after receiving an intelligent report that bandits in their numbers, armed with Ak47 rifles attacked the said village, shot and killed one Mohammed Auwal and kidnapped two persons and rustled an unspecified number of domestic animals.
Urban express news online gathered the team went after the hoodlum and engaged them in a gun-duel and subsequently operatives succeeded in killing two of the bandits, while the rest escaped into the forest abandoning seven of their motorcycles
A statement from the Katsina state police public relation officer, sp Gambo isah said, the two kidnapped victims identified as Musa Rabiu and Rabiu Sani were also rescued unhurt.
Item recovered include one empty magazine of AK47 rifle.
He said many of the bandits are suspected to have escaped with a gunshot as search parties are still combing the area with a view to arresting more of the hoodlums.