Police operatives on Tuesday repelled bandit attacks in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
This was disclosed by Police spokesman, Gambo Isah, in a statement issued on Wednesday.
According to the spokesman, the counter-attack was carried out jointly with operatives of “Sharan-Daji’’, a special task force comprising the police, the military and vigilante groups.
Mr Isah revealed that the operatives recovered a magazine of 30 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition for AK 47 rifle, 29 sheep, 24 goats, and seven motorcycles.
He said: “On April 20, at about 6 a.m., the Divisional Police Officer in Batsari led “Operation Puff Adder” and “Sharan-Daji” to Shekewa village, an exit route to Dumburum Forest and successfully repelled bandits on a heinous mission.
“The team engaged the hoodlums in a fierce gun battle and repelled their attack.
“The doggedness, courage and tactical operational strategy adopted by the security operatives made the bandits flee into the forest with varying degrees of gunshot wounds,’’ he added.
The spokesman urged the Nigerians to continue to give security agencies useful information that will help them fight banditry.