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Police kill 2 terrorists on wanted list in Katsina, foil kidnap operation



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The Nigeria Police on Thursday disclosed the killing of two terrorists on the wanted list in a shootout in Katsina State, as well as the recovery of one AK 47 rifle, during operations to prevent a kidnap attempt in Bindawa Local Government Area.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Assistant Superintendent Abubakar-Sadiq Aliyu, in a statement, indicated that the police also recovered 5 rounds of 7.62-millimetre live ammunition.
Aliyu narrated that the incident occurred on May 29 when terrorists in their numbers, armed with AK 47 riffles, shooting sporadically, attacked the residence of one Yahaya Usman of Tani Village in Bindawa Local Government Area, and inflicted a deep knife cut injury to his head, in an attempt to kidnap him.
The PPRO said that on receiving the report, operatives attached to Bindawa Divisional Headquarters, led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), promptly responded and engaged the terrorists in a fierce gun duel, noting that the operation led the police to successfully foil the kidnap attempt, and rescue the victim.
The PPRO said that “in the course of scanning the scene, two bodies of the neutralized suspected terrorists, and one AK 47 riffle with five rounds of 7.62mm were recovered.”
He added that “during investigation, the bodies were later identified to be those of Sani Kokaya and Ummara, all of Kaita Local Government Area, suspected to be terrorists and arms smugglers, who have been on the command’s wanted list.”

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