AIG Sanusi Buba, the outgoing Katsina State Commissioner of Police and freshly appointed Assistant Inspector General of Police, has revealed that in the year 2021, five police officers paid the ultimate price in a struggle with infamous bandits.
He said that the five police officers were assassinated in Katsina State in an attempt to end the state’s severe insecurity issues.
During the command’s end-of-year press conference at the State headquarters on Thursday, AIG Sanusi Buba, who was represented by the State’s Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent of Police SP Gambo Isah, revealed this.
However, AIG Buba stated that state police operatives were successful in murdering 38 alleged bandits. During the year under review, they also recovered firearms and vehicles used by the criminals.
AIG Buba said: “the weapons recovered in the year include, four General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG), 44 AK-47 rifles, one LAR rifle, one G3 rifle, 20 locally made guns, 689 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition of AK 47 riffle, and 109 anti-aircraft ammunition.
“The command also recovered 20 suspected motor vehicles and 18 motorcycles suspected to be stolen or belonging to bandits.”
He also disclosed that 215 kidnap victims were rescued, with a total of 1,243 domestic animals recovered, including 867 cows, 352 sheep, 24 goats and one donkey.