Police kill two wanted terrorists, rescue kidnapped victim
The Katsina State police command has confirmed the killing of two wanted terrorists.
The Katsina police assistant spokesperson, Abubakar Aliyu, in a statement revealed that the terrorists were killed on Monday when they attempted to kidnap one Yahaya Usman at his residence.
According to Aliyu, both men were killed in Tani village in the Bindawa Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina state.
He explained that the security operatives attached to the Bindawa divisional headquarters led by the Divisional Police Office (DPO), received a report of an attack and dashed to the location where they engaged the terrorists in a gun battle.
Aliyu said that the terrorists inflicted a deep knife cut on the head of the victim.
“On the 29th of May, 2023, at about 0300hrs, terrorist – bandits in their numbers, armed with AK 47 riffles, shooting sporadically, attacked the residence of one Yahaya Usman, ‘m’, of Tani village, Bindawa LGA, Katsina state, and inflicted a deep knife cut injury to his head in an attempt to kidnap him,” Aliyu stated.
“Upon receipt of the report, operatives attached to Bindawa divisional headquarters led by the DPO promptly responded, where they engaged the suspected terrorist in a fierce gun duel and successfully foiled the kidnap attempt and rescued the victim.”
Aliyu said in the course of scanning the scene, two bodies of the neutralized suspected terrorist – bandits and one (1) Ak 47 riffle with five (5) rounds of 7.62mm were recovered from the scene.
He also stated that during the course of investigation, the bodies were later identified to be those of one (1) Sani Kokaya, ‘m’, and (2) Ummara, ‘m’, all of Kaita, LGA of the state, notorious suspected terrorist-bandits and arm smugglers who have been on the command’s wanted list.
Aliyu concluded by saying that investigation is ongoing.