One terrorist killed, two arrested as police recover 100 cattle in Katsina


The Katsina State Police Command said its operatives killed one suspected terrorist, arrested two others and recovered 100 rustled cattle in Katsina communities.

The command’s spokesperson, ASP Sadiq Abubakar, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said nemesis caught up with the suspects following receipt of a credible intelligence report about their activities and hideout.

The identities of the two suspected terrorists arrested are: Ahmadu Abubakar, 30, also known as “Mai Boza’ of Wagini village in Batsari LGA, and Abbas Lawai, 40, aka “Abbas Dogo” of Filin Polo quarters, Katsina LGA.

Both suspects, who confessed to being under the camp of one Surajo, a suspected notorious bandit leader, also admitted that they participated in the attacks on Galadimawa, Karau-karau, Rijana, Fan Turawa communities, all in Kaduna State and some parts of Niger State.

At about 9:30 pm on the same day, following an intelligence report, over a hundred cattle were recovered after police operatives led by the DPO Danja LGA, repelled suspected terrorists armed with AK-47 rifles, who attacked a Fulani settlement at Unguwar Rogo and Rafin Gora in Danja LGA, Katsina.

ASP Sadiq said the body of the suspect, who was neutralised, was discovered in the course of scanning the scene.


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