At least, two terrorists have been killed by men of the Katsina State Police Command when the police repelled terrorists’ attack on Yasore village in Batsari Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday.
NIGERIACRIME also gathered that several other terrorists were injured during the operation.
Disclosing this on Thursday, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, said the hoodlums invaded the village with AK-47 rifles shooting sporadically but they were successfully repelled by police and vigilance operatives.
Isah disclosed that the incident occurred at about 07:30hrs after the command received a distress call that terrorists in their numbers, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles, attacked the village.
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He further explained that the Divisional Police Officer of Batsari led a combined team of Police and vigilante groups to the crime scene where they neutralised the gunmen.
Isah added that, “The security team recovered two corpses of the neutralised terrorists, two AK 47 rifles, five AK 47 rifle’s magazines, 97 pieces of 7.62mm ammunition of AK 47 rifles, two ITEL GSM Phones, a bunch of criminal charms, pen, lighter, blue veil and a black bag containing N2,580.”
The police spokesperson also stated that many of the terrorists were reasonably believed to have been neutralized and/or escaped the scene with gunshot wounds.
He maintained that search parties were currently combing the nearest bushes with a view of arresting or recovering the terrorists’ bodies.
According to him, the command 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.
“The Commissioner of Police, Katsina State Command, in charge of elections, CP Kolo Yusuf, commended the efforts of the Police and the vigilante for the display of uncommon courage, gallantry, and professionalism in dealing with the hoodlums,” he added.