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Police, Army, Foil Bandit Attack, Recover AK47 Rifle in Kebbi

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Ahmed Idris, Birnin Kebbi

Police has neutralized one of the bandits that invaded Tiggi village in Augie Local Government Area of Kebbi State.

In a press statement signed by the Command’s spokesperson, SP Nafiu Abubakar and made available to Newsmen on Sunday in Birnin Kebbi said that the attack was done based on the information received that on the 21st August 2022, at about 0300hrs, bandits in their large number have invaded Tiggi village in Augie Local Government Area of Kebbi State.

He said that based on the report, the police tactical teams were deployed in the area in collaboration with the Army, and local vigilantes were immediately mobilized to the scene and engaged the bandits in a gun duel as a result, one of the bandits was neutralized and many escaped with fatally gun wounds, while one AK 47 rifle was also recovered.

According to the statement, Kebbi State Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Magaji Kontagora said: “I commend the courage and gallantry performances of the police tactical teams, Army, and local vigilantes in their onslaught against criminal elements.”

He also reiterated the Command’s readiness and determination in not only securing the border communities against banditry activities but Kebbi State in general.

CP Kontagora further appeals to the good people of Kebbi State to continue to support and cooperate with the police and other Security agencies with a view to reducing crimes to the barest minimum in the state.

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