One killed as police repel terrorist attack in Katsina

One terrorist has been killed by policemen who repelled an attack in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.

While some of the terrorists escaped with gunshot injuries, two police officers also sustained various degrees of injury.

Katsina Police Command spokesman SP Gambo Isah said the terrorists who carried out the attack around 4:30am on Monday, January 2, shot sporadically with AK-47 rifles and attacked a Police Nipping Point at Magama-Hirji Junction along Jibia-Katsina Road.

The policemen in response engaged the terrorists in a fierce gun duel and successfully repelled them and killed one of them.

Isah said; 

“Two policemen sustained an injury during the encounter. They were taken to Jibia hospital, treated, and discharged.”

One AK-47 rifle belonging to the terrorists, four magazines containing ninety (90) rounds of 7.62mm ammunition; money and other exhibits were recovered from the terrorists. 

Isah added that search parties are still combing the area with a view to arresting or recovering more dead bodies of the terrorists.

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