Katsina Police Kill 1 Bandit, Recover GPMG

Katsina Police Kill 1 Bandit, Recover GPMG

The Katsina State Police Command has said that its troops killed a suspected armed bandit and recovered one General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) during an attempted kidnapping in the Dandume community of the state.

A statement by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abubakar Sadiq Aliyu, said that the command, under the leadership of CP Aliyu Abubakar Musa, successfully foiled an attempted kidnapping in the community.


He explained that on January 25, 2024, at around 1930 hrs, the Dandume Divisional Police headquarters received a report about the movement of some suspected armed bandits, armed with dangerous weapons such as GPMG and AK-47 rifles, heading to the Dandume local government area.


“Upon receipt of the report, the DPO of Dandume promptly mobilised men from both Operation Sharan Daji and Operation Restored Peace and responded to the scene. The team gallantly engaged the suspected bandits in a fierce gun duel and succeeded in repelling the attack.


“In the course of scanning the scene, the body of one suspected bandit, as well as one general-purpose machine gun with 27 rounds of 94.5mm live ammunition, were recovered from the scene,” he said.


According to him, the Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Abubakar Musa, commended the officers for their outstanding display of bravery and professionalism and urged the good people of the state to continue providing timely information on suspected criminal activity to enable the command and other security agencies to act swiftly.


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