The police in Katsina repelled an attack at dawn by bandits in Danmarke village, killing two of the assailants while others escaped with gunshot wounds.
On Thursday, spokesman for the Katsina police command, Gambo Isah, said the attackers had stormed the village, located in Kurfi Local Government Area, shooting sporadically at the residence of a local chief.
“Today, Friday, at about 0130 hours, a distress call was received that terrorists in their numbers, shooting sporadically with AK47 rifles, attacked the residence of one, Sarkin Fulani at Danmarke village in Dagwarwa District of Kurfi LGA.
“The DPO Kurfi Division led a Police patrol team to the area, engaged the hoodlums in a fierce gun duel and successfully repelled them,” the police spokesman said.
Two corpses of the bandits neutralised during the operation were recovered alongside motorcycles and some rustled cows.
Mr Isah said that a number of terrorists had been neutralised or escaped with gunshot wounds, adding that search parties were combing the nearby bushes with a view of arresting them or recovering their corpses.
He, therefore, urged the people to provide credible intelligence to the police on suspicious movements and persons in their communities.
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