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Police Kill 2 Bandits, Arrest 1 In Katsina

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KATSINA state police command on Thursday disclosed that it has killed two suspected kidnappers cum bandits.

The state Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Buba said that the suspect were killed after a raid on one of their camps at Illela village of Safana Local government area of Katsina.

Speaking with journalists, the police boss, Buba said, at about 13:00 hours, men of the Operation Puff Adder based on a tip-off stormed the camp and engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel.

According to him, the team succeeded in dislodging the hoodlums from their enclaves as a result of which two of the bandits were killed during the shoot-out.

“The rest took to their heels into the forest. The team recovered one AK 47 rifle with breach number No. 1986RG8604 and four motorcycles,” he said.

He added: “Also, one of the suspects was arrested alive and we will do everything possible to keep him alive to source credible information as we continue the fight against the bandits.”

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