Police operatives in Katsina has rescued no fewer than 21 persons on Friday when they repelled an attack by terrorists at the Buraji and Sabon Sara villages, Matazu LGA, Katsina State
This was made known in a statement issued on Saturday by the Commissioner of Police, Idrisu Dabban.
According to the statement, at about 0430hrs on Friday a distress call was received that terrorists in their numbers attacked Buraji and Sabon Sara villages. 15 women and six children were kidnapped and 20 cows were rustled.
“On receipt of the information, Area Commander, Dutsinma, Mohammad Makama, led a team of Police Tactical Units, blocked their exit route at Gandun Sarki village, engaged them into a fierce gun duel and successfully rescued all 21 kidnapped victims and recovered 20 rustled cows.
“Many terrorists were killed and some escaped the scene with gunshots wounds. Tactical teams are still combing the area with a view of recovering their dead bodies and/or arresting the injured terrorists. Investigation is ongoing,” the statement partly read.