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Police Kill Two Terrorists In Katsina, Rescue 15 -Months-Old Girl, Mother

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The operatives of the Nigeria Police Force on Thursday, April 21, engaged bandit terrorists in Samiyar Gamzako, a village in the Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina state in a gun duel.

The personnel killed two terrorists in the face-off and also rescued unhurt two kidnap victims, Tracknews understands.

The terrorists were said to have invaded the community on Thursday in their large numbers, armed with AK 47 rifles.

Speaking on the attack, Spokesperson of police in the state, SP Gambo Isah, said in a statement that the command received distress call that terrorists were operating in Tsamiyar Gamzako village on Thursday.

According to him, the assailants had kidnapped one Hama Sanusi, ‘F’, aged 30yrs and her daughter, Aisha Sanusi, ‘f’, age 15 months.

Consequently, a combined team of Police and vigilante group were alerted. The team blocked and engaged the hoodlums into a fierce gun duel,” the PPRO said.

SP Isah disclosed this during a press briefing at the Command Headquarters on Thursday April 21, Naija News reports.

He added: “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 of arresting the fleeing terrorists.”

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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