Police in Katsina state have killed 17 suspected armed bandits terrorising citizens along Kankara and Dutsinma
From Muawuya Bala Idris, Katsina
Police kill 17 bandits in Katsina
Police in Katsina state have killed 17 suspected armed bandits terrorising citizens along Kankara and Dutsinma Local Government Areas of the state.
In a statement issued and made available to newsmen, the spokesman of the state police command, SP Gambo Isah however said the bandits have succeeded in killing four people and rusted large number of domestic animals.
The statement further said three other villagers sustained various injuries during the attack.
According to the statement, the 17 bandits were killed in a shoot out with vigilante group and police team by DPO of Kankara Division.
The statement said the police team also recovered 80 cows, 181 sheep and a donkey from the killed bandits.
It added that the police have commenced trailing of the some bandits that escaped with gunshot wounds.