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The timely arrival of the police officers attached to Operation Puff Adder saved the people of Tashar Kadanya village in the Batsaro Local Governorment Area of Katsina State after bandits invaded the village in the early hours of Monday.

They were said to have arrived the village about 3am and rustled 10 cows, but security operatives, who engaged them, recovered the cows from them.

The development was confirmed by the spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, adding that there was no loss of life in the incident as the security men engaged the bandits in a gun duel, forcing them to retreat into the forest.

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Isah said: “Today, 2/09/2019, at about 03:00hrs, bandits, in their numbers, attacked Tashar Kadanya village, Batsari LGA of Katsina State,

“DPO Batsari led Operation Puff Adder to the scene and arrived timely. They engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel and chased them out of the village.

“Ten rustled cows were recovered from the bandits. No injury or loss of life. The community is safe. Patrols around other villages are vigorously intensified to proactively prevent any untoward situation.”

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