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The Katsina state police Command acted on credible intelligence that terrorists in their numbers, armed with sophisticated weapons, attacked Kurami village, Bakori LGA of the state and rustled unspecified number of animals.
A combine team of Police, Military and vigilante at Sheme were alerted to block the terrorists at their exit route into the forest.
The team succeeded and blocked the hoodlums at Kwakware village, Sheme area of Faskari LGA, engaged them into a fierce gun duel and succeeded in recovering one hundred and forty-nine (149) rustled cows and thirty-three (33) Sheep.
Many bandits are feared to have escaped with gunshot wounds.
The command also succeeded in busting the syndicate of kidnappers that are conspiring with terrorists to attack villages and kidnap victims for ransom.
Nemesis caught up with the trio of one Shamsuddeen Dahiru, ‘M’, aged 35yrs of Tudun Wada Quarters, Funtua LGA (2) Bala Inuwa, alias “Kurkur”, ‘M’, aged 35yrs of Jabiri Quarters, Funtua LGA and (3) Jamilu Isah, ‘M’, aged 35yrs of Kofar Marusa Quarters, Katsina, notorious members of syndicate of kidnappers and terrorists.
They specialized in giving information to terrorists in the forest and as well conveying them in a motor vehicle to villages for attacks and kidnappings.
The suspect Shamsuddeen Dahiru confessed to be the owner and driver of a motor vehicle Gulf III, with registration number BKR 367 XA, that was used in kidnapping one Alhaji Sule “m”, aged 62yrs of Dankawuri village, Matazu LGA.
The said vehicle was abandoned with the kidnapped victim after fierce gun duel with Policemen and one AK 47 rifle was recovered.
He confessed to have participated with mentioned suspects as his accomplices.
Press Release signed by SP GAMBO ISAH
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER.
KATSINA STATE COMMAND.