A notorious bandit, Abdullahi Ummi has been killed in a gun battle with police operatives in Katsina State.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, SP. Gambo Isa made this known during a press briefing on Thursday.
According to Gambo, the 50-year-old bandit hailed from Gullu, a Hamlet in a forest in Yankwashi Local Government of Jigawa.
“He kidnapped an 80-year-old woman, Hajiya Hassana Zubairu of Sandamu local Government of Katsina State, and demanded a ransom of N500 million from her children,” the PPRO said.
Gambo stated further that the victim was abducted on June 29th and rescued on July 15th.
“Based on credible intelligence information, our men swung into action and trailed the criminal in the forest where luck ran out of him.
“While trying to escape in a motor cycle with the kidnapped old woman, our officers and men engaged the bandit in a gun battle where he was subsequently killed,” he said.