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1 feared dead, AK-47 recovered as police battle terrorists in Katsina

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Operatives of the Katsina State Police Command on Monday afternoon engaged terrorists in a gun duel along Danmusa/Yantumaki Road in Danmusa Local Government Area of the state during which a terrorist was killed.

The police said they recovered one AK-47 rifle during the encounter.

The command’s image maker, SP Gambo Isah, on Tuesday, said the terrorists blocked the road at a portion of Kesassa Village.

Isah said, “On March 27, 2023, at about 2.30 pm, a distress call was received that terrorists in their numbers, were shooting sporadically with AK-47 rifles, had blocked Danmusa–Yantumaki Road, Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina State.

“Consequently, DPO Danmusa Division, led a team of policemen to the area, engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel and successfully repelled them.

“In the course of scanning the scene, one of the terrorists-bandits was neutralised and his dead body recovered. Additionally, one AK-47 rifle with twenty-two (22) rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition of AK-47 rifle was also recovered at the scene.”

Isah alleged that many terrorists were reasonably believed to have been killed and/or escaped the scene with gunshot wounds.

“Search parties are combing the nearest bushes intending to arrest them and/or recover their dead bodies,” he added.

Isah also appealed to members of the communities around the area to report to the nearest police station, any person found or seen with a suspected injury.

He added, “The Command appreciates the efforts of the police for the display of uncommon courage, gallantry and professionalism in dealing with the hoodlums.”




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