The Katsina State police command said its detectives have succeeded in killing six bandits, and recovering one AK47 rifle and numerous cows, sheep and goats during a gunfight with the hoodlums in Dustinma Local Government Area (LGA) of the State.
Briefing journalists at the command’s headquarters in Katsina, the command’s spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, explained that on May 17, 2022, the police received a distress call that terrorists had attacked Dantakiri village of Dutsinma LGA and had rustled an unspecified number of domestic animals.
He said the Dutsinma Area Police Commander led teams of policemen and vigilantes who thwarted the terrorists at Mararabar-Sayaya in Matazu LGA, and engaged the bandits in a fierce gunfight during which they killed six terrorists and recovered eighty-six cows and 101 sheep and goats.
“In the course of scanning the scene, one AK 47 rifle was also recovered. It is reasonably suspected that some of the terrorists escaped the scene with gunshot wounds”, he said
Isah noted that a search team was still combing the nearby bushes to arrest the injured terrorists or recover their dead bodies and operational weapons…