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Katsina Police have reported they killed two suspected kidnappers, arrested six notorious bandits and recovered 130 rustled cows.
The Katsina Police command said it also arrested one Tanimu Salisu an associate of the dead Nayabale in Kurfi Local Government Area of the state.
Armed bandits have attacked two communities in Batsari local government area of Katsina state killing many residents.
The Katsina State police command on Saturday says it has rescued two females abducted in the neighbouring country of Niger Republic.
The police on Wednesday arrested the Chairman of the National Conscience Party in Katsina State, Abulmumini SheuSani.
Operatives of Operation Puff Adder in Katsina State on Friday morning reportedly repelled bandits who attacked Sabon Garin Baure and Baure villages in Safana Local Government Area of the State.
A total of 10 people were officially confirmed dead, while another five were injured in a fresh attack by bandits on Kirtawa village in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State on Saturday evening.
The newly launched “operation puff adder,” by the Inspector general of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to rid the North Western states of kidnapping and banditry activities appeared to be yielding quick results as the Katsina State Command Wednesday evening paraded about 40 criminals arrested for various offences ranging from kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery, rituals and supplying of logistics to perpetrate criminality in the 8 frontline local government areas of the State
No fewer than 23 people have been killed, while many shops, houses and vehicles were set ablaze as bandits, again, attacked Sabuwa Local Government and Garin-Magaji village in Batsari Local Government of Katsina State.
Katsina State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a policeman and abduction of three INEC ad-hoc staff during the governorship and state assembly election in the state.
Babangida Lawal, who is the Ward Head of Zandam village in Jibia local government, was abducted alongside one Murtala Rabe, a businessman in the village, local sources said.
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