The Police Command in Katsina State, on Monday, neutralised a suspected terrorist, while repelling their attack on Magamar-Jibia, Jibia Local Government Area of the state.
Katsina State Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Gambo Isah, in a statement, said, “today Monday, January. 2, 2023, at about 4:30 am, terrorists in their numbers, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles, attacked a police nipping point at Magama-Hirji junction, along Jibia – Katsina road.
“The policemen engaged the terrorists in a fierced gun duel, and successfully repelled them. One of the terrorists, was neutralised, and one AK 47 rifle was recovered with four magazines containing 90 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition of AK 47 rifles”.
The PPRO added that money and other exhibits were also recovered after the encounter.
According to him, many of the terrorists escaped with gunshot injuries, two policemen also sustained injuries during the encounter.
Isah revealed that the injured policemen were taken to Jibia hospital for treatment and had already been discharged.
He further said that search parties were still combing the area with a view to arresting or recovering more dead bodies of the terrorists.