21st April, 2022
By Abbas Bamalli
Police operatives in Katsina killed two suspected terrorists, and rescued a mother and her daughter after fierce gun battle with terrorists at Tsamiyar Gamzako village, in Kafur Local Government Area (LGA) of the state on Thursday.
One AK 47 rifle with four rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, and two locally-fabricated pistols with six rounds of bullets were recovered, according to Katsina Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Gambo Isah.
“Today, April 21, 2022, a distress call was received that terrorists in their numbers, armed with AK 47 rifles, attacked Tsamiyar Gamzako village, Kafur LGA.
“The terrorists kidnapped one HaMa Sanusi, aged 30, and her 15 months old daughter, Aisha Sanusi.
“Consequently, a combined team of Police and vigilante groups were alerted.
“The team blocked, and engaged the hoodlums into a fierce gun duel, successfully repelled the terrorists, and neutralised two of them.
“The kidnapped victims were rescued alive unhurt. In the course of scanning the scene, one AK 47 rifle with four rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, and two locally-fabricated pistols with six rounds of bullets were recovered.
“Some of the terrorists escaped, and fled the scene but search parties are still combing the area with a view to arresting the fleeing terrorists,” he said.
He added that the Commissioner of Police, Katsina State Command, CP Idrisu Dabban-Dauda, commended, and appreciated the efforts of the police and vigilante groups in repelling the terrorists.
“He assured members of the public that the police will continue to deal decisively with recalcitrant terrorists until they are all brought to book.
“Dabban-Dauda urged them to please continue to cooperate with security agencies by giving out useful information on the criminals,” SP Isah said.