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Katsina NSCDC repels bandits’ attack on FG’s silo

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Agro Rangers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have reportedly countered an attack by suspected bandits on the Federal Government’s grain silo in the Dutsinma Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Mr Buhari Hamisu, the spokesman for the NSCDC, said in a statement in Katsina on Sunday that the attack occurred on April 6, at about 1 am.

The NSCDC spokesman said the bandits wanted to destroy the silo and kidnap its Manager, Mr Lawal Shitu-Yar’adua.

Hamisu said the Agro Rangers responded swiftly, engaging the bandits in a fierce gunfight for over two hours.

“The valiant operatives overpowered the criminals, who scaled the rear fence of the reserve and escaped with serious injuries.

“The silo was not damaged, nor did the criminals succeed in their nefarious act,” he said.

Hamisu said the NSCDC had deployed more of its operatives to the location and increased the firepower of the operatives to prevent a recurrence of such an attack.

He stated that the silo is used to store grains being distributed to the people of Katsina, Sokoto, and Zamfara states. 

He added, “The command remains dedicated towards promoting safety and security for the good people of the state and Nigeria as a whole, as well as providing adequate protection of critical national assets and infrastructure.”

 

(NAN)

 

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