7th August, 2022
Abdulkarim Faca-Faca, the leader of a terrorist group in Katsina, was killed during a raid by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Sunday.
The airstrikes by NAF killed Faca-Faca and seven other terrorists at their hideout in Tandama village, Danja Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina.
The spokesperson of Katsina Police Command, SP Gambo Isah confirmed the development.
Faca-Faca was suspected to have masterminds the attack on President Muhammadu Buhari’s advance convoy to Katsina during the last Sallah holiday.
Isah said police embarked on a mop-up operation after the strikes by the Nigerian Air Force.
He noted that the police successfully rescued six kidnapped victims at the hideout.
According to him, the victims include 52-year- old Alhaji Garba Dan-Mallam, Rabiu Idris, aged 45, and Abba Samaila, 38-year-old, all of Unguwar Nuhu LGA.
“Also, Yunusa Sani, aged 54, Ishaq Yakub, 40, and Danjuma Samaila, aged 45, all of Layin Sani Village Kafur,” he said.