Police operatives in Katsina State have foiled an attack on Sabuwa town, headquarters of Sabuwa local government area of the state, neutralizing one suspected bandit.

The police spokesman, ASP Abubakar Aliyu, made this known to newsmen on Thursday in Katsina.

He said that on April 17, 2024, information was received that some suspected bandits in their numbers, armed with dangerous weapons such as AK-47 rifles, on motorcycles, were riding toward Sabuwa town with the intent to attack.

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He said upon receipt of the report, the DPO Sabuwa, mobilised a team of operatives, consisting of men of the Operation Sharan Daji and Community Watch Corps to respond to the scene.


“They engaged the suspected bandits in a fierce gun duel. The team successfully foiled the planned attack.

“However, a member of the Community Watch Corps sustained a gunshot injury in his right leg and was rushed to the hospital, where he is currently receiving medical attention,” he said.

The PPRO revealed that in the course of scanning the scene, the body of one suspected bandit that was neutralized was recovered.

He added that one walkie-talkie and a hand grenade were also recovered from the scene.



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