Katsina State Police Command says its operatives have neutralised one Nazifi Ibrahim a suspected kidnapper and gunrunner in the early hours of Saturday in a farm situated at the outskirt of Yankara Village, Faskari LGA, Katsina State.
ASP Abubakar Sadiq Aliyu Police Public Relations Officer Katsina state Command stated this in a statement.
He said on November 11th, 2023, at about 0330hrs, based on a tip-off that some suspected kidnappers wielding dangerous weapons such as AK 47 rifles, in a farm situated at the outskirt of Yankara village, Faskari LGA, Katsina State, and the command immediately mobilized its operatives to scene in line with the ongoing fight against crime and banditry in the state.
He also said upon receipt of the report, the DPO Faskari promptly mobilised a joint team of police operatives, members of the vigilante, and officers of the Katsina State Neighbourhood Security Watch Corps and responded to the scene, noting that upon noticing the presence of the operatives, the suspected kidnappers opened fire on the operatives, to which the officers valiantly returned fire, forcing the terrorists to abandon their evil plan and flee into the nearby bush.
He explained that while combing the scene, the body of one (1) neutralised suspected kidnapper as well as one hundred and eighty-five (185) live rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, ninety (90) live rounds of 5.56mm M193 type 06 ammunition, and thirteen (13) Ak-47 magazines neatly concealed in a sack were recovered.
“The body of the neutralised suspected kidnapper and gunrunner was later identified as one Nazifi Ibrahim,’m’, 22 years old, of Unguwar Tsamiya village, Faskari LGA.”
ASP Aliyu assured that efforts are on with a view to arresting the fleeing suspects as the investigation proceeds”
While commending the operatives’ professionalism, synergy, and bravery, CP Aliyu Abubakar Musa urged officers and DPOs to cultivate a high level of synergy with all relevant security agencies in their LGAs and also to work hand in hand with the State Neighbourhood Security Watch Corps for improved security of the lives and property of the citizens of the state.
He also called on good citizens of the state to keep providing the command and other security agencies with crucial and timely information on criminal activities so that swift and decisive action could be taken to stop any criminal activity in the state and to report to the nearest police station any person seen with suspicious injuries, as some of the bandits have escaped the scene with gunshot wounds.