Katsina Police foil bandits attack, rescue victim, 36 rustle cows

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The Katsina says it has foiled an attack by suspected at Layin Minister, in Malumfashi Local Government Area (LGA) the state.

SP Gambo Isah, the command’s spokesperson, disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen on Monday morning in Katsina.

“On July 17, 2021, 17/07/2021 at about 11:02 pm, on motorcycles, armed with an AK 47 rifle, blocked a feeder road at Layin Minister, Malumfashi LGA, and kidnapped a 45-year-old man from Tafkin Jege village, Kafur LGA.

“A team policemen, led by DPO Kankara, intercepted them at Unguwar Nakome, Yargoje village, Kankara, engaged them in a gun duel and rescued the victim.

“In the course profiling the scene, one AK-47 rifle was recovered,” the command’s spokesperson disclosed in the statement.

According to him, in another development on the same date at about 5am, the same DPO led a team Policemen to Majifa village, Kankara, engaged the in a shootout and recovered 36 rustled cows.

“Many are feared to have escaped with gunshot wounds, while a search party is still combing the area with a view to arresting the fleeing bandits.

“The Command urges members the public to continue to cooperate with security agencies by giving them credible information.