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Katsina Police neutralise bandit, recovers GMPG in foiled kidnap attempt

A kidnapping attempt at Dandume community has been foiled by operatives attached to Katsina State Police Command

Nigeriacrime.com learned that the operation resulted in the neutralisation of a suspected bandit and the recovery of a general-purpose machine gun (GPMG).

Confirming the incident, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Abubakar Sadiq Aliyu said: “On January 25, 2024, at about 1930hrs, a report was received at the Dandume divisional police headquarters on the movement of some suspected armed bandits in their numbers, wielding dangerous weapons such as General-Purpose Machine Gun (GMPG) and AK-47 rifles, coming towards Dandume LGA.

“Upon receipt of the report, DPO Dandume promptly mobilised men of both Operation Sharan Daji and Restore 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 (1) suspected bandit as well as one (1) general-purpose machine gun with twenty-seven (27) rounds of 94.5mm live ammunition were recovered from the scene.

“The Commissioner of Police, Katsina State Command, while commending the officer’s outstanding display of bravery, dedication, and professionalism, urges the good people of Katsina State to continue to avail the command and other security agencies in the state with timely information on suspected criminal activity to enable the command and other security agencies to take swift and decisive action against any recalcitrant criminal in the state. He further reiterated the command’s commitment to ensuring the protection of the lives and property of the good people of the state under his stewardship.”

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