In Katsina: Police neutralized 2 wanted terrorists and rescue kidnap victims

Nigeria Police Force
Nigeria Police Force

The police said its operatives apprehended two suspects on the Katsina State police wanted list.

On Thursday, the new Public Relations Officer, ASP Abubakar Aliyu, made a statement in Katsina.

“On May 29, at about 0300hrs, terrorists/bandits in their numbers, armed with AK 47 rifles, attacked the residence of one Yahaya Usman of Tani village, Bindawa Local Government Area of the state.

“They inflicted a deep knife cut to his head in an attempt to kidnap him.”

Aliyu stated that after getting the report, the operatives assigned to the Bindawa divisional headquarters, led by the DPO, swiftly responded.

He said, “They engaged the suspected terrorists in a fierce gun duel and successfully foiled the kidnap attempt and rescued the victim.”

He stated that two suspected terrorists' bodies had been discovered.

He further stated that the police recovered one AK 47 rifle with five 7.62mm rounds from the accused at the spot.

“During the course of investigation, the corpses were later identified to be those of Sani Kokaya and Ummara, all of Kaita local government area of the state.

“They are notorious terrorists/bandits and arm smugglers who have been on the command’s wanted list,” he said.

Source: NAN

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