Connect with us


Police repel bandits’ attack, rescue 11 victims



Police operatives in Katsina on Sunday repelled an attack by bandits on Gidan Duka village, in Kankara local government area of the state and rescued 11 kidnap victims.

The spokesman of the state police command, Gambo Isah, who disclosed this in a statement, in Katsina, said the operatives also recovered 38 cows and 11 sheep during the operation.

Isah said on November 14, bandits in their numbers attacked the village and rustled an unspecified number of domestic animals.

READ ALSO: Under Buhari, bandits, terrorists now on the run – Femi Adesina

He said: “ The DPO Kankara and his team swiftly responded to the distress call and chased after the hoodlums.

“The team met the bandits at Danmarabu village and engaged them in a firefight. The bandits escaped into the forest and abandoned all the rustled animals.

“The team also recovered an operational motorcycle belonging to the bandits; while the investigation is ongoing.

“Efforts are in top gear to arrest the perpetrators of the crime while the investigation is ongoing.”

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now