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Police kill 2 notorious terrorists in Katsina

By James Danjuma

Police have shot dead two notorious terrorists on its wanted list in Dutsinma Local Government Area of Katsina State. They are Abu Na-Iraqi and Abu Na-Masari.

The two men said to have terrorised hapless residents of Dutsinma and neighbouring council areas, were killed in a foiled attack they carried out at Sokoto-Rima Quarters Tuesday night in the council area.

The incident resulted in the recovery of two AK-47 rifles belonging to the terrorists, even as search is ongoing in the area, to arrest members of the group that had fled the scene of the incident with gunshot wounds.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Gambo Isah confirmed the incident in a statement issued to newsmen yesterday.

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According to the statement, “On 13/12/2022 at about 1930hrs, a distress call was received that terrorists in their numbers, shooting sporadically with AK-47 rifles, attacked Sokoto-Rima Quarters, Dutsinma LGA of Katsina state, with intent to kidnap some residents.

“Subsequently, Area commander Dutsinma and team swiftly moved to the area, engaged the terrorists in a gun duel, neutralized two notorious terrorists, on the wanted list of the police, identified as Abu Na-Iraqi and Abu Na-Masari and recovered two AK-47 rifles.

“Search parties are still combing the area with a view of arresting other members of the syndicate, who fled the scene with gunshot wounds and/or recover their operational weapons,” the statement added.

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