The Katsina police command says kidnap victims have been rescued by its officers who repelled an attack on Wapa village, Kurfi LGA in the state.
The insurgents were said to have entered the village on motorcycles in the early hours of Friday.
Gambo Isah, the command’s spokesperson, said the officers were deployed to the scene after the police received a distress call about the incident.
According to Isah, many of the insurgents were feared dead and some were wounded.
Today 19/08/2022 at about 0100hrs, a distress call was received that terrorists, numbering twenty-four (24), on motorbikes, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles, attacked Wapa village, Kurfi LGA of Katsina state and kidnapped the duo of one Alhaji Aminu Wapa and Wada Sale,” Isah said in a statement.
“On receipt of the information, the Command deployed its tactical teams to the area and engaged the hoodlums into a fierce gun duel.
“The team successfully repelled the terrorists and rescued all the kidnapped victims.
Many terrorists were feared to have been killed and fatally wounded during the encounter.
“A team of policemen are still combing the area with a view to arresting the wounded terrorists and recover their dead bodies.
“The Commissioner of Police, Katsina state Command, CP Idrisu Dabban Dauda appreciated the efforts of the personnel in repelling the terrorists.
“He also urged members of the public to continue to cooperate with security agencies in the ongoing campaign against terrorists in the state.”