No fewer than two terrorists were killed on Thursday with their operational weapons, charms, and ammunition recovered in Katsina State.
Police Public Relations Officer, Gambo Isah, stated this during a press briefing held at the Command Headquarters, Katsina.
He said the terrorists were neutralized following a distress call received by the command that they attacked Tsamiyar Gamzako village in Kafur Local Government Area of the state and kidnapped a 30-year-old woman and her 15-month-old daughter.
“At about 0400hrs, a distress call was received that terrorists in their numbers, armed with AK 47 rifles, attacked Tsamiyar Gamzako village, Kafur LGA, and kidnapped Hama Sanusi, “F,” aged 30 yrs, and her daughter, Aisha Sanusi, “f,” aged 15 months. Consequently, a combined team of police and vigilante groups were alerted. The team blocked and engaged the hoodlums in a fierce gun duel, “the PPRO said.
“The team successfully repelled the terrorists and neutralized two of them. The kidnapped victims were rescued alive unhurt. In the course of scanning the scene, one AK 47 rifle with four (4) rounds of 7.62mm ammunition and two locally fabricated pistols with six (6) rounds were recovered. Some of the terrorists escaped and fled the scene as search parties are still combing the area with a view to arresting the fleeing terrorists,” PPRO added.
The Commissioner of Police, Katsina State Command, CP Idrisu Dabban Dauda, commended and appreciated the efforts of the police and vigilante in repelling the terrorists.
He assured members of the public that the police will continue to deal decisively with recalcitrant terrorists until they are all brought to book. He urged them to continue to cooperate with security agencies by giving out useful information on the criminals.
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