Banditry: Over 200 criminals attack six villages in Katsina

Banditry: Over 200 criminals attack six villages in Katsina

- Bandits have attacked six villages in Katsina

- The villages include Tsugunni, Yandaka, Salihawar Duba, Garin Goje, watangadiya and Dutse maizane

- Also, unspecified number of cows and sheep were equally rustled

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Six villages in Batsari local government area of Katsina state have been attacked by over two hundred bandits.

The criminals were armed with sophisticated weapons including AK 47 rifles, according to Channels TV.

According to the news outlet, the villages comprising Tsugunni, Yandaka, Salihawar Duba, Garin Goje, watangadiya and Dutse maizane.

They were simultaneously attacked on Thursday, May 7.

The criminals were reported to have shot and Killed one Alaramma Kabiru Kano, aged 57yrs at Garin Goje village.

SP Gambo Isah, the police public relations officer of the state police command, confirmed the incident.

According to him, “unspecified number of cows and sheep were equally rustled.

3 killed, many injured as bandits attack 2 Katsina villages
Over 200 bandits attack six villages in Katsina

The villages include Tsugunni, Yandaka, Salihawar Duba, Garin Goje, watangadiya and Dutse maizane. Credit: Twitter
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Nigerian military said its troops of Operation Whirl Stroke and Special Forces of Sector 2 deployed in Zaki Biam have neutralised a criminal hideout off Zaki Biam and Katsina-Ala highway in Benue state.

In a statement by the John Enenche, coordinator of defence media operations, on Friday, May 8, the force said the "special commando operation" led to the neutralization of Terugwa Igbagwa alias Orjondu.

"It would be recalled that Orjondu is the second most wanted criminal kingpin next to Gana in Benue state.

"He was responsible for kidnapping, armed robbery, assassination, gun-running and other criminal activities around Katsina-Ala, Ukum and Logo LGA’s for many years," part of the statement read.

Items recovered from the notorious kidnapper include one AK 47 rifle, one locally made rifle, one AK 47 magazine with 30 rounds of 7.62mm special and some charms.

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Legit.ng had also reported that the war against banditry got a massive boost as troops of Operation Whirl Stroke recovered large quantities of arms and ammunition from fleeing bandits in Odejo and Odogoke communities of Agatu local government area of Benue state.

This was made known in a statement on Tuesday, March 24, by Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko, the acting director of defence media operation.

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