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Police rescue 18 persons from terrorists

By James Danjuma

Eighteen people have been rescued from terrorists by police in Katsina state following an attack on Baushe, Gatakawa village, in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina state.

The attack which occurred at about 1am on Thursday, also saw the recovery of two cows and five motorcycles from the terrorists.

Sadly, two of the community members lost their lives during the attack, while one person was injured and is receiving medical attention in the hospital.

This development is contained in a statement issued to newsmen by the spokesperson for the police command in the state, SP Gambo Isah.

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“On 12/10/2022 at about 0100hrs, a distress call was received that terrorists in their numbers, on motorcycles, shooting sporadically with AK-47 rifles, attacked Baushe, Gatakawa village, Kankara LGA.

“On receipt of the report, DPO Kankara Division, led tactical units to the area and engaged the hoodlums in a fierce gun duel.

“The team successfully repelled the terrorists from their heinous mission and rescued all the kidnapped victims.

“In the course of scanning the scene, five motorcycles and two cows were recovered.

“Sadly, two villagers were killed and one was injured by the terrorists.

“It is feared that many terrorists were neutralized and/or escaped the scene with gunshot wounds. Investigation is ongoing.”

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