A gang of armed robbers attacked Malumfashi town in Katsina State in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The state police command public relations officer, DSP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident.
He said the prompt response of the police prevented the armed robbers from carting away any property.
Isah said the robbers stormed the town at 1.30am, invading 2 houses belonging to Alhaji Rabe Jide and Alhaji Mansir, respectively.
He revealed that the police patrol teams who were alerted repelled the robbers and engaged them in a shoot-out, adding that no death was recorded.
“The armed robbers operated on motorcycles and simultaneously visited the houses of Alhaji Rabe Jide and that of Alhaji Mansir. The robbers were six in number.
“The police were alerted on time and our men engaged them in a shootout.
“We chased the robbers up to Dayawa village in the Kafur Local Government Area before they ran into the bush.
“Our SARS operatives are already on the ground at Malumfashi combing surrounding bushes in the town with a view to smoking the robbers out.
“There has been no arrest while nobody was injured nor killed in the incident.”