The Police in Katsina State have said four babies were among the eight victims rescued from terrorists operating on motorcycles on Thursday.
The police also said they neutralised one of the terrorists after “a fierce gun duel” and recovered 82 cows, 70 sheep and one AK-47 rifle.
A spokesman for the Katsina Police command, Superintendent Gambo Isah said, said, “On February 1, 2022, around 12.40am, a distress call was received that terrorists in large numbers, armed with sophisticated weapons, including AK-47 rifles, while riding on motorbikes attacked Fuloti and Karfi villages in the Malumfashi Local Government Area of the state, kidnapped women and rustled domestic animals and were on their way to Kankara.
“Consequently, DPO Kankara led a team of policemen and blocked the hoodlums at a spot near Zurunkutun, crossing the Kankara-Sheme Road.
The police spokesman revealed that a bandit was also gunned down in another operation on Tuesday along the Kankara-Zango Road.
In the second incident, Isah said a group of terrorists barricaded the road and extorted road users.
He said police operatives gunned down one of the extortionists and recovered a brand-new motorcycle from him.