Defence & Security

Katsina police neutralises two terrorists, rescues victims

By Paul Michael, Defence Editor, Abuja

Men of the Katsina Police Command have killed two terrorists while repelling an attack on Thursday, thereby rescuing two victims and recovering ammunition The Trumpet gathered.

The State’s Force Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah made the disclosure in a statement on Friday, adding that the suspects were intercepted following a distress call received by the state command.

He said, “Today 21/04/2022, 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 one Hama Sanusi, ‘f’, aged 30yrs and her little daughter, Aisha Sanusi, ‘f’, age 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 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.

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“Some of the terrorists escaped and fled the scene as search parties are still combing the area with a view of arresting the fleeing terrorists.

“The Commissioner of Police, Katsina State Command, CP Idrisu Dabban Dauda, psc +, fdc, commended and appreciated the efforts of the police and vigilante in repelling the terrorists.

“He assures 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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