A joint security operations in Jibia and Danmusa Local Government Areas of Katsina State led to the recovery of 102 domestic animals from bandits after a gun duel.
The security operatives including police, Army and vigilantees, stormed Kadoji and Megezoji villages in Jibia and Danmusa councils respectively on Sunday.
It was gathered that the security agencies dislodged the bandits and recovered the rustled animals from their camps.
Spokesman for the Katsina Police Command, SP Gambo Isah confirmed the development on Monday.
He explained that the operation was based on credible information on the activities of bandits in their camps located in the two communities.
Isah in a statement added that after a fierce gun battle, security operatives were able to subdue the bandits and recovered 43 cows; 47 goats and twelve sheep.
Isah said the Command was committed to the current fight against “recalcitrant bandits until they are arrested and dealt with in accordance with the extant laws of the land.
About nineteen suspects were paraded at the Command’s headquarters in Katsina last Friday for various offences.
The suspects included a fourteen-year-old alleged bandit cum cattle rustler and a 25- year old man who allegedly masterminded the kidnap of his father for a two million naira ( N2m) ransom