Stephen Dunmoye

The Katsina State Police Command has killed an unidentified number of terrorists during a gun battle with its operatives in two simultaneous operations at Dadawa and Barkiya villages in Kurfi Local Government Area of the state.

The spokesman for the command, Gambo Isah, made the revealation, stating that the encounters occured at 1.30pm, adding that 74 sheep, 34 goats and, two goats earlier rustled by the terrorists were rescued.

Gambo explained that at about 1.30 p.m, a distress call was received that about eighty terrorists were on motorbikes, armed with sophisticated weapons, simultaneously attacked Dadawa and Barkiya villages, Kurfi Local Government Area of Katsina state.

“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 recovered seventy-four (74) Sheeps, thirty-four (34) Goats and two (2) cows.”

“Many terrorists were feared to have been killed and/or fatally wounded during the encounter. A team of policemen are still combing the area with a view to arresting the wounded terrorists and/or recover their dead bodies.”

Isah added that the state Commissioner of Police, Idrisu Dabban Dauda, appreciated the efforts of the operatives in repelling the terrorists.

Idrisu Dabban also urged the public to continue to cooperate with security agencies in the current campaigns against terrorists and other criminals in the state.