Police repel terrorists’ attack in Katsina, kill one

Operatives of the Katsina State Police Command have repelled a terrorist attack at Kesassa village in Danmusa Local Government Area of the state. 


The operatives also killed one terrorist and recovered an AK-47 rifle with 22 rounds of 7.62MM live ammunition during the encounter on Monday, March 27, 2023. 


Spokesperson of the command, SP Gambo Isah, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday, said the police had received a distress call that the terrorists had Danmusa – Yantumaki Road and were shooting indiscriminately.  


“On 27/03/2023 at about 1430hrs, a distress call was received that terrorists in their numbers, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles, blocked Danmusa – Yantumaki Road, Danmusa LGA of Katsina state. Consequently, DPO Danmusa Division led a team of Policemen to the area, engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel and successfully repelled them,” the statement read. 


“In the course of scanning the scene, one of the terrorists-bandits was neutralized and one AK 47 rifle was recovered with twenty-two (22) rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition


“Many of the terrorists were reasonably believed to have been neutralized and/or escaped the scene with gunshot wounds. Search parties are combing the nearest bushes with a view of arresting them and/or recovering their dead bodies. 


“The is appealing to members of the communities around the area to report to the nearest police station any person found or seen with a suspected injury. 3. The Command appreciated the efforts of the Police for the display of uncommon courage, gallantry and professionalism in dealing with the hoodlums.” 


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