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In a ferocious gunfight with members of the Katsina State Police Command in the villages of Dadawa and Barkiya in the state’s Kurfi Local Government Area, numerous terrorists were killed and numerous more were injured.

NewsReport that the thugs attacked the villages at the same time on Monday afternoon, according to a statement from the command’s public relations office, Gambo Isah.

He claimed that after receiving the intelligence, the command sent out its tactical forces to the location and engaged the terrorists in a fierce gunfight, thereby thwarting the attacks.

Isah, in the statement, said: “The team successfully repelled the terrorists and recovered 74 sheep, 34 goats and two cows. Many terrorists were feared killed and/or fatally wounded during the encounter.”

The superintendent of police added that a team of policemen was still combing the area with a view to arresting the wounded terrorists or recovering the dead.

He admonished members of the public to continue to cooperate with security agencies in the ongoing war against terrorists in the state.

 

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