Terrorists christened Bandits have killed two policemen attached to the Katsina State Police Command in Safana LGA.
The slain officers; ASP Yakubu Joshua, attached to 27 Police Mobile Force (PMF), Katsina, and Sgt Zaharadeen Yuguda attached to Safana Division were killed after an intense gun battle at the bandits’ camp in Baure village.
The State Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Buba, disclosed this on Friday while briefing pressmen at the police headquarters.
He however said security operatives attached to the command killed two of the assailants and recovered one AK-47 rifle with 35 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition among other items.
Buba said: “On 18/11/2021 at about 1700hrs, based on credible intelligence, Area Commander, Dutsinma, ACP Aminu Umar, led a combined team of policemen and vigilante to Bandits’ hideout at Baure village, Safana LGA of Katsina state and engaged the bandits in a fierce gun duel.
“The team succeeded in dislodging the bandits, killed two notorious bandits and recovered one AK 47 rifle with thirty-five (35) rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition of AK 47 rifle.
“In the course of scanning the scene, two unregistered motorcycles Kasea and Boxer, vest of charms were recovered.
“Sadly, two gallant police officers – AP.NO.151332 Asp Yakubu Joshua, attached to 27 Police Mobile Force, (PMF), Katsina and F/NO.264575 Sgt Zaharadeen Yuguda attached to Safana Division, paid the supreme price and died in a crossfire.”