A bunch of cops concerned within the operation that led to the killing and arrest of the suspects.
The Katsina State Police Command has killed 5 suspected members of a infamous syndicate of Bandits, kidnappers, and armed robbers in Katsina State.
Members of the group have been stated to be terrorising Malumfashi, Faskari, Dandume, Bakori, Kankara, and Sabuwa Native Authorities Areas (LGAs) of Katsina and neighbouring Kano and Zamfara States.
The Commissioner of Police within the state, Sanusi Buba, disclosed this to reporters on Monday on the command headquarters in Katsina.
Based on him, the group was accosted alongside Mararabar – Kankara Highway on their method to commit kidnapping and armed theft at a location in Gwarzo LGA of Kano State.
The police additionally arrested 5 members of the group between the ages of 19 and 30, all from Katsina State.
In the midst of investigation, three AK 47 rifles with 4 magazines loaded with 94 items of seven.62mm ammunition have been recovered from them.
Buba stated the suspects confessed to have of their possession further two AK 47 rifles hidden at Mararabar Maigora forest.
He defined group of detectives stormed the forest to recuperate the weapons, however the bandits had arrange a lure and laid an ambush for them.
The police commissioner stated the group got here underneath heavy gunfire and had a gun duel with the hoodlums.
Within the spur of the second, he stated the group responded and repelled the assault whereas all of the 5 suspects have been killed.
“That is to function a warning to all unrepentant bandits which might be right here in Katsina, we’ve got zero tolerance for crime.
“And we’re able to deal decisively with any legal that makes an attempt to check our will. All law-abiding residents to go about their lawful duties with none concern of molestation,” he stated.