Katsina – Police in Katsina said they have repelled terrorists’ attacks in two villages in Matazu Local Government Area of the state and rescued 15 women and six children from their abductors.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Gambo Isah, confirmed this in a statement.
He said command did not only rescue 15 kidnapped women, but also rescued six children and recovered 20 rustled cows.
According to Isah, the on the 28th of October, 2022, at about 4:30am, a distress call was received that terrorists in their numbers, on motorbikes, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles, attacked Buraji and Sabon Sara villages.
“During the attacks, they kidnapped 15 women, six children and rustled 20 cows.
“On receipt of the information, Area Commander, Dutsinma, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mohammad Makama, led a team of police tactical units, blocked their exits route at Gandun Sarki village and engaged them in a fierce gun duel.
“The terrorists fled in the face of police superior fire power and successfully rescued all the 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,” police said in the statement.