Juliana Francis

The Katsina State Police Command said it has killed many terrorists and rescued two kidnapped victims.

This announcement was contained in a statement shared on the Command’s Twitter handle, signed by the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), a Superintendent of Police (SP), Mr. Gambo Isah.

The statement reads thus: “Today 19th August 2022 at about 1:00 am, a distress call was received that terrorists, numbering 24, on motorbikes, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles, attacked Wapa village, in Kurfi Local Government Area of Katsina State and kidnapped the duo of Alhaji Aminu Wapa and Wada Sale, both of Wapa village, Kurfi LGA.  On receipt of the information, the Command deployed its tactical teams to the area and engaged the hoodlums in a fierce gun duel. The team successfully repelled the terrorists and rescued all the kidnapped victims. Many terrorists were killed and wounded during the encounter.  A team of policemen is still combing the area with a view to arresting the wounded terrorists and recovering 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 urges members of the public to continue to cooperate with security agencies in the ongoing campaign against terrorists in the state.”

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