Police in Katsina have confirmed that two officers were killed in a crossfire with bandits at Baure village in Safana local government area of the state on Thursday.
Katsina State Commissioner of Police, CP Sanusi Buba, disclosed this on Friday while briefing pressmen at the Commands headquarters.
He 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 was 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.”
The CP urged members of the public to cooperate with security agencies by giving them credible information on bandits and their collaborators.