Operatives of the Katsina State Police Command have repelled an attack along Sabuwa – Mararabar Yakawada road, in Sabuwa Local Government Area of the state.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Gambo Isah, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, said one of the terrorists was confirmed dead while others may have died while escaping or were seriously wounded.
“Today 14/09/2022 at about 01445hrs, a distress call was received that terrorists numbering thirty (30), on motorcycles, armed with AK 47 rifles, blocked Sabuwa – Mararabar Yakawada road, Sabuwa LGA of Katsina state, with intent to commit armed robbery and kidnapping,” the statement read.
“On receipt of the report, DPO Sabuwa Division, led tactical unit to the area and engaged the hoodlums into a fierce gun duel. The team successfully repelled the terrorists from their heinous mission.
“In the course of scanning the scene, a terrorist was neutralized, one (1) AK 47 rifle and four (4) of their operational motorcycles were recovered.
“It is feared that many terrorists were neutralized and/or escaped the scene with gun shots wounds. Investigation is ongoing.”