By Nkasi Kolie
The Katsina State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a Police Inspector along with three residents of Zandam village, in Jibia Local Government Area, by suspected bandits.
SECURITY REPORTERS.com sources said the incident happened on Monday evening during which five other villagers sustained injuries.
Confirming the incident, the State Police spokesman SP Gambo said on Tuesday said, “Bandits in large numbers, armed with sophisticated weapons and riding on motorcycles, invaded Zandam village.
“The Bandits had a fierce gun battle with the mobile policemen deployed to the village.
“At the scene, it was discovered that three male residents were shot and killed by the hoodlums while five others sustained injuries.
“The team succeeded and gunned down three of the bandits but an Inspector of Police gallantly lost his life during the encounter.
“An uncompleted clinic block was set ablaze by the hoodlums. Police reinforcement were deployed to the area and injured persons were given first aid treatment and moved to General Hospital.
Isah added that “investigation is in progress with a view to tracking down the fleeing hoodlums.”