The Police in Katsina State say they have foiled an attack by hoodlums at Sabon_Garin Baure and Baure villages in Safana Local Government Area of the state.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Spokesman of the Command, SP Gambo Isah, on Friday.
According to him, a group of bandits numbering 200 and armed with dangerous weapons had stormed both villages on motorcycles while shooting sporadically.
On receiving the information, the DPO immediately led teams of Operation Puff Adder to the scene and engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel that lasted over an hour after which they succeeded in dislodging the hoodlums and chasing them out of the village.
They also say they recovered 200 cows, 300 goats and three motorcycles from the bandits.
Meanwhile, officers of the Operation Puff Adder are currently combing the fringes of Rugu forest to fish out the remnants of the hoodlums.
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.