A joint team of security operatives including the Nigeria Police Force during a counterterrorism gun duel, rescued 18 kidnapped victims from rampaging terrorists who invaded Gidan Baushe-Gatakawa village of Kankara local council, Katsina State.
The armed terrorists, WikkiTimes learnt, rode on motorcycles in their large number, shooting sporadically into the air.
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However, they met their waterloo when the tactical team repelled their attack.
During the gun duel, two villagers were shot dead by the terrorists, while police succeeded in rescuing 18 abducted victims, two rustled cows and five motorcycles.
Confirming the incident, the the spokesman for Katsina State Police Command, Gambo Isah, said the police have recorded success in repelling the attack with heavy casualties on the side of the terrorists as many were neutralized and others escape with gunshot wounds.
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“On 12/10/2022 at about 0100hrs, a distress call was received that terrorists in their numbers, on motorcycles, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles, attacked BAUSHE, GATAKAWA village, Kankara LGA.
“On receipt of the report,
DPO Kankara Division, led tactical units to the area and engaged the hoodlums into a fierce gun duel. The team successfully repelled the terrorists from their heinous mission and rescued all the kidnapped victims,” said Isah.
According to the statement, five motorcycles and
two cows were recovered during the process.
“Sadly, two villagers were killed and one was injured by the terrorists. It is feared that many terrorists were neutralized and/or escaped the scene with gun shots wounds and investigation is ongoing,” the spokesman added.