The Police Command in Katsina State has said it killed five suspected bandits in Safana Local Government Area of the state.
The spokesman of the command, SP Gambo Isah, made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Katsina, NAN reports.
Isah said the suspects were ambushed based on credible intelligence.
“Based on credible intelligence, the command in collaboration with the military, foiled the planned attack by bandits who were on revenge mission on Tsaskiya Community of Safana.
“The Bandits who were over 200 were armed with sophisticated weapons like General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) and AK 47 rifles.
“They shot sporadically, and attacked the village through three entry security barricades.
“The combined security teams engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel during which five bandits were killed while many escaped with gunshots wounds,” he said.
He further said that the hoodlums shot and killed one Rabe Bala, 30, a lunatic, when they sighted him in the village.
According to him, the hoodlums also kidnapped three women who ran into a nearby bush path for safety while on their way out of the community.
He said that search was still ongoing at nearby bushes to ensure that more corpses are recovered and injured bandits arrested.