Operatives of the Katsina State Police have foiled a bandits’ attack in Korogo community, Jibia Local Government Area of the state, killing one suspect.
Spokesperson of the command, ASP Abubakar Sahid Aliyu, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, said the police also recovered 60 rustled sheep, one AK 47 rifle, and 110 rounds of live ammunition.
“On the 15th of August, 2023, at about 0009 hrs, the command received a distress call that bandits in their numbers, armed with dangerous weapons such as AK 47 rifles and shooting sporadically, invaded Korogo village via Daddara, Jibia LGA, and rustled sixty (60) sheep,” the statement read.
“Upon receipt of the report, unhesitatingly, the DPO Jibia mobilized a team of Police operatives to the scene and engaged the bandits in a fierce gun duel, as a result of which they were forced to abandon their heinous mission and scamper into the nearby bush
“While combing the scene, the body of one (1) neutralized suspected bandit, sixty (60) rustled sheep, as well as one AK 47 rifle with one hundred and ten (110) rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition, were recovered. The investigation is ongoing.”
Police kill bandit, recover AK-47 and 110 live ammunition in Katsina