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Detectives attached to the  Katsina State Police Command  said it has arrested five suspected terrorists and recued one kidnapped victim after pacifying petrified villagers of Kuru and Dangani in Musawa Local Government Area (LGA).

According to the Katsina Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Gambo Isah, the command also recovered one AK 47 rifle with seven rounds of 7.62MM ammunition, neutralised five terrorists, rescued one kidnapped victim and further recovered one vehicle Gulf III, 81 cattle and 64 sheep and one donkey.

Isah said: “On February 10, at 1:am, a distress call was received that terrorists in their numbers, armed with sophisticated weapons, including AK 47 rifles, riding on motorbike attacked Kuru village in Musawa LGA and rustled domestic animals.  Consequently, the Area Commander, Dutsinma, led a team of policemen to their possible escape route, at a spot near Dangani village, Musawa LGA, engaged the terrorists in a fierce gun duel, neutralized five of them, recovered one AK 47 rifle, 81 cattle, 64 sheep and a donkey.  Similarly, on the same date at 4:am, while a police team was responding to another distress call, they had an encounter with another group of terrorists-bandits, near Dangani Town, Musawa LGA.  The gang kidnapped Alhaji Sule, 62 years, of Dankwari village, Matazu LGA and kept him inside a white motor vehicle, Gulf III, with registration number BKR 367 XA.  The team had a fierce gun duel with the terrorists which forced them to flee and abandoned the motor vehicle. The team succeeded and rescued the victim unhurt. The Gulf III motor vehicle was recovered as exhibit.  Investigation is ongoing.”

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