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Operatives of Operation Puff Adder in Katsina State on Friday repelled bandits who simultaneously attacked Sabon Garin Baure and Baure villages in Safana Local Government Area of the state .
It was learnt that some of the bandits sustained bullet wounds before fleeing back to the border of Rugu forest in the council area .
Spokesperson for the Katsina State Police Command , Gambo Isah , confirmed the development.
He said no arrest had been made , adding that security operatives were still in the two communities in search of the bandits .
Isah said 200 bandits invaded the two villages in the early hours of Friday before the operatives repelled them.
He said , “On July 26 , at about 00 : 00 hrs, a group of bandits numbering 200 on motorcycles armed with dangerous weapons, shooting sporadically invaded and attacked simultaneously residents of both Sabon Garin Baure and Baure villages , Safana LGA of Katsina State .
“DPO Safana immediately led teams of Operation Puff Adder to the scene and engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel that lasted for over an hour . The police teams succeeded in dislodging the hoodlums and chased them out of the village.
“ They also recovered 200 cows and 300 sheep / goats and three motorcycles from the bandits . The teams right now are combing the borders of Rugu forest for the remnants of the hoodlums who escaped with gunshot wounds during the encounter for possible arrest . ”
He added , “The command enjoins members of the public to continue to partner with security agencies in the fight against crime and criminality in the state . Investigation is ongoing .
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