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Police arrest 70-yr-old suspected bandit, 2 others in Katsina

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The Police Command in Katsina State said it had arrested three suspected bandits and kidnappers, including one 70-year-old Bawa Naganda.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isa, stated this in a statement in Katsina on Friday and said that the suspects were nabbed Kankara Local Government Area of the state.

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“On June 23, 2019, distress call was received that about 100 armed bandits were seen around Pauwa village, Kankara Local Government Area, with about 50 stolen cows.

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“A joint patrol team comprising Operation Puff Adder and Sharan Daji were immediately mobilized to the scene.

“On arrival, the team engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel which made them to retreat and escaped into rough and hilly mountainous area of Rugu forest.

“One Bawa Naganda, 70-year-old was arrested at the scene,” Isa said.

He also said that the team extended patrol to other villages and at Danbirgima forest, the operative sighted three persons on a motorcycle.

“The men on motorcycle opened fire at the team, abandoned the motorcycle and tried to escape.

“The team also engaged the hoodlums and as a result, one person was shot dead while Isa Babai and Ali Beti were arrested by the security forces,” he said. (NAN)

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