Police officers in Katsina State repelled terrorists at Wapa village in the state's Kurfi Local Government Area, resulting in the early deaths of some terrorists and severe injuries for others.
According to state police officials, the incident happened on Friday at around 1:00 a.m. after a distress call was received that terrorists, numbering twenty-four (24) on motorbikes and shooting sporadically with AK-47 rifles, attacked the village and kidnapped the pair of Aminu Wapa and Wada Sale of Wapa village, Kurfi LGA.
After receiving the information, the State Police Command sent out its tactical squads to the area and engaged the thugs in a bloody gunfight.
The Police Spokesman in the state, SP Gambo Isah, in a statement signed and issued on Friday explained that a team of police officers is still combing the area with a view to arresting the wounded terrorists and recovering their dead bodies.
He said, the State Police Commissioner, CP Idrisu Dabban Dauda, appreciated the efforts of the personnel in repelling the terrorists. He further urged the public to continue to cooperate with security agencies in the ongoing campaign against terrorists in the state.