Olaide Oyelude, Katsina
A gun duel between security operatives and suspected bandits in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State has led to the death of a suspected bandit and arrest of three others among whom is a 70-year-old man.
The incident occurred on Thursday about noon.
The Spokesman for Katsina Police command, SP Gambo Isah who confirmed the incident, gave the name of the dead suspected bandit as Kurma.
Isah also gave the name of the arrested 70-year-old as Bawa Naganda.
The command spokesman gave accounts of the incident thus, “On 13/06/2019 at about 11:55hrs, a distress call was received that, about 100 armed bandits were seen around Pauwa village, Kankara LGA of Katsina state with about 50 stolen cows.
“A joint patrol teams comprising Operations Puff Adder and Sharan Daji were mobilized to the scene. On arrival, the teams engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel which made them retreat and escape into the rough and hilly mountainous area of Rugu forest.
“One Bawa Naganda ‘m’ aged 70yrs, was arrested at the scene. The teams extended patrol to other villages and on reaching Danbirgima forest, the team sighted three persons on a motorcycle.
“The men on a motorcycle opened fire at the teams, abandoned the motorcycle and tried to escape. The teams returned fire. As a result, one Kurma ‘m’ was shot dead while one Isah Babai ‘m’ aged 25yrs and one Ali Beti ‘m’ were arrested by the security forces.