Katsina State Police Command have announced the arrest of 2 suspected terrorists and the rescue of 5 kidnapped victims in two separate operations.
This was made known to the public in a police press release by SP Gambo Isa h, the police public relations officer of the State Police Command.
SP Gambo said in the statement that “on 12/12/2022 at about 0200hrs, a distress call was received that terrorists in their numbers, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles, attacked Unguwar Rinji, RUWAYAU village, Kurfi LGA and kidnapped one Alhaji Ali and four others.
He said reacting to the distress call, DPO Kurfi, led tactical teams and blocked their exit route.
“Fortunately, the terrorists followed through the expected route and In the spur of the moment, the terrorists were engaged in a fierce gun duel and the police tactical team successfully repelled them.
“The team succeeded in rescuing all the kidnap victims.,” he said.
“In the course of scanning the scene, it was reasonably believe that many terrorists escaped the scene with gunshots wounds and efforts are being made in order to arrest the fleeing hoodlums.
“Similarly, on 08/12/2022 at about 1845hrs, based on credible intelligence, the Command succeeded arresting two suspected terrorists and recovered eight (8) rustled cows and two (2) sheep.
Nemesis caught up with the duo of one (1) Rabiu Umar, ‘M’, aged 25yrs of Salihawa village, Matazu LGA, and (2) Surajo Lawal, alias ‘ORI, ”M’, aged 30yrs of Rimin Kanwa village, in possession of eight (8) rustled cows and two (2) sheep at Gidan Kanya, Sukuntani village, Kankia, property of one Abubakar Amadu, ‘M’, of Tafashiya village, Kankia.
In the course of investigation, suspects confessed to the commission of the offence and stated that on 30/11/2022, they criminally conspired with the following terrorists (now at large) 1. Bala Usman, M, of Gabace village Kankia, (2) Samaila Sule, M, of Salihawa, Matazu, (3) Idi Uba, M, of Kanwa village, Kankia and attacked the house of the victim with dangerous weapons and robbed him of the animals.
All the rustled animals were recovered while effort is on top gear with a view of arresting the other members of the syndicate.