In a sting operation on Sunday, the Katsina Joint Security Forces have successfully dislodged bandits and rescued many rustled animals from their camps in Danmusa, Dutsima and Jibiya Local Government Areas of Katsina State.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, SP. Isah Gambo in a press statement issued on Sunday said the joint security team stormed Kadoji village in Jibiya and destroyed the camp of one notorious bandit identified as Bala Wuta.
SP. Gambo in the statement said: “Based on credible intelligence, a combine team of Nigerian Police Force, Nigerian Army and vigilante group carried out sting operations in KADOJI village, Jibia, the camp of a notorious bandit, one Bala Wuta. Consequently, after a fierce gun duel, the bandits were dislodged by the gallant security forces after succeeding in destroying their
In a related development, the Dutsima Area Commander and his team, also stormed MEGEZOJI, a bandits’ camp at Yantumaki forest and successfully dislodged the hoodlums hibernating there.
“Similarly, Area Commander, Dutsinma, led a combine team of Policemen to MEGEZOJI bandits’ camp at Yantumaki forest, dislodged the bandits, destroyed their camp and recovered twenty-eight (28) cows and nineteen (19) goats, suspected to be rustled,” Gambo added.
In the course of the operation, SP. Gambo said scores of rustled animals were recovered.
The hoodlums are said to be currently on the run after being heavily pounded by the joint security team.
The State Police Command appealed to the public to provide credible information on bandits and their accomplices to the security agents.
“The Command urges members of the public to cooperate with security agencies by giving them credible information on bandits and their collaborators, especially those supplying them with arms and ammunition, informants and other essential commodities.
“The Command assures members of the public that they remain resolute and committed in the ongoing fight against recalcitrant bandits until they are arrested and dealt with in accordance with the extant laws of the land,” Gambo stated in the statement.