- Not fewer than 10 persons have lost their lives in another fresh attack by bandits in Katsina
- The police confirmed the killing, adding that the bandits came on about 150 motorcycles at about 6.10pm on Tuesday, April 30, and attacked two communities
- The police vowed to make sure that the hoodlums are arrested and punished according to the law
The police in Katsina state have confirmed the killing of 10 persons by bandits at Gobirawa and Sabawa villages in Safana local government area of the state.
This is contained in a statement issued by the command’s public relations officer, SP Gambo Isah, on Wednesday, May 1, in Katsina, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He said that the bandits came on about 150 motorcycles at about 6.10pm on Tuesday, April 30, and attacked the two communities.
Isah also said that the bandits rustled a number of animals and took away other valuables after killing the innocent persons.
He revealed that the command immediately dispatched police patrol teams to the affected communities, engaged the hoodlums in gun duel and chased them away.
According to him, the police are making efforts to arrest the hoodlums.
“We will do everything possible to bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice and bringing to an end the activities of these rascals,” he said.
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Meanwhile, following issues of insecurity across the country, President Buhari has approved the creation of community policing system to combat security threats.
This was disclosed by the inspector-general of police, Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday, April 30, at the Forum of Northern Traditional Rulers in Kaduna.
Adamu said the police have achieved major successes in addressing security and safety threats in recent times which is as the result of the launch of ‘Operation Puff Adder’.
“It is a citizen-centred and community policing approach which will lead to more sustainable successes in the management of internal safety and security threats,” he said.
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