Police repel attacks on Katsina, rescue kidnapped victims, recover AK-47 rifles


Police operatives in Katsina have repelled terrorists’ attacks at Marina, Garin Zaki, Kadage, and Yar-tsamiya villages in Safana, Batsari, Kurfi, and Musawa Local government areas of the state. 

In the course of repelling the terrorists’ attack, one terrorist was neutralised and three kidnapped female victims were rescued. Three AK-47 rifles with fifteen (15) rounds of 7.62MM live ammunition and two (2) operational motorcycles of the terrorists were recovered. The Police Spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.

“On 26/04/2022, at about 0010hrs, a distress call was received that terrorists in their numbers, armed with AK-47 rifles, attacked Marina village, Safana LGA. Consequently, DPO Safana led a combined team of police and vigilante groups to the area and engaged the terrorists in a gun duel. “The team succeeded in repelling their attack, recovered one (1) AK-47 rifle and two (2) operational motorcycles belonging to the terrorists.

“On 26/04/2022 at about 0900hrs, a distress call was received that terrorists in their numbers, on motorbikes, shooting sporadically with AK-47 rifles, attacked Kadage village, Kurfi LGA and rustled some domestic animals,” his statement read.


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