Army, police, vigilantes kill two gunmen in Kebbi, Katsina – Nexus News
Kebbi State Police Command has killed one of the terrorist that attacked Tiggi Village in Augie Local Council of Kebbi State.
A press release signed by the command’s spokesman, SP Nafiu Abubakar, yesterday, in Birnin Kebbi, stated that the feat was achieved with the aid of credible information.
According to him, the tip unveiled that on August 21, 2022, at about 3:00 a.m., bandits in their numbers attacked Tiggi.
He added that based on the information, the police tactical team, in collaboration with the army and local vigilantes, was deployed to the scene to counter the bandits.
It gathered that as a result of a gun duel, one of the bandits was killed and many others fled with gun wounds, leaving one AK-47 rifle behind.
The Commissioner of Police (CP), Ahmed Kontagora, emphasized the command’s readiness to secure the border communities and the state in general against banditry.
He pleaded to the people of Kebbi to continue in their support and cooperation with the police and other security agencies to minimize crimes in the state.
Also, Katsina State Police Command has disclosed that its personnel engaged terrorists in a gunfire exchange and neutralized one of them at Maizuma village in Danja Local Council of the state.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Gambo Isah, said, yesterday, that the incident occurred on Saturday at about 7:30 a.m.
The press release added that one of the bandits was suspected to have escaped the scene with gunshot wounds, while a suspected informant was captured in the process.
Items recovered after the shoot-out include a locally-fabricated gun, military camouflage, machetes, and substances suspected to be Indian hemp, among others.
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IN Kaduna State, helpless farmers have allegedly bargained with terrorists, so they could be permitted to cultivate their farms.
Birnin-Gwari Emirate Progressives Union (BEPU), in a press release during the weekend, painted a gloomy situation of the farmers helplessly negotiating with the bandits to enable them to access their farmland.
Chairman of BEPU, Ishaq Kasai, disclosed how farmers in various communities in Birnin Gwari Local Council became so helpless and decided to negotiate with armed bandits.
“The armed bandits have been contacting these communities for negotiations for about three years now, to no avail until all hopes for help from the government were lost,” Kasai said.
“In the last three years, farming in Birnin-Gwari has been seriously crippled whereby about 70 per cent of farmlands were not accessible by farmers. In many Communities in the area, farmers have paid millions of naira individually and in groups before they were allowed to access their farmlands. This has continued up to present in some communities,” they said.