Operatives of the Katsina State Police Command have repelled terrorists’ assault at Marina village in communities in 4 local authorities areas of the state.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Gambo Isah, in an announcement on Thursday April 27, stated one terrorist was neutralized while three kidnapped feminine victims were rescued.
“On 26/04/2022, at about 0010hrs, a distress call was obtained that terrorists of their numbers, armed with AK 47 rifles, attacked Marina village, Safana LGA. Consequently, DPO Safana led a mix group of Police and vigilante group to the realm, engaged the terrorists into a gun duel. The team succeeded in repelling their assault, recovered one (1) AK 47 rifle and two (2) operational bikes belonging to the terrorists,” the PPRO said.
“On 26/04/2022 at about 0900hrs, a distress call was obtained that terrorists of their numbers, on motorbikes, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles, attacked Kadage village, Kurfi LGA and rustled some domestic animals. DPO Kurfi Division led a group of policemen to the area, engaged the hoodlums into a fierce gun duel, one of the terrorists was neutralized and all the rustled animals recovered. Many terrorists escaped with gun shots wounds.
“On 26/04/2022 at about 0900hrs, primarily based on credible intelligence, the Command succeeded in recovering two more AK 47 rifles and eleven (11) rounds of seven.62mm ammunition, in reference to the incident of 21/04/2022 that occurred at Tsamiyar Gamzako village, Kafur LGA of the state by which two terrorists had been neutralized, one AK 47 rifle and two locally fabricated pistols were recovered. Investigation is ongoing with a view to arrest the fleeing hoodlums.
“On 25/04/2022 at about 0010hrs, a distress call was obtained that terrorists, on motorbikes, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles, attacked Garin Zaki village, Batsari LGA, kidnapped three girls and rustled some domestic animals. The DPO led a combine group of Police and vigilante to the area, engaged the hoodlums in a fierce gun duel, rescued three kidnapped girls and fifteen (15) rustled cows belonging to the villagers.
“At this time, 28/04/2022 at about 0930hrs, based mostly on credible intelligence, the Command intercepted and recovered one motorcar, Toyota, Corolla, 2003 model, Silver color, with registration number EPE 704 FQ, LAGOS, stolen at gun point from Abuja.
“On receipt of the report, DPO Danja Division, led a workforce of policemen and blocked Bakori – Hunkuyi street, Danja LGA. On sighting the police crew, the hoodlum deserted the motor vehicle and took to their heels. The Command has already established contact with the owner, as investigation is ongoing,” the assertion added.
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 general public that the police will proceed to deal decisively with recalcitrant terrorists till they’re all brought to book.
He urged them to proceed to cooperate with safety agencies by giving out helpful info that may help them.