Police operatives repelled a terrorist attack in Nasarawa-Bugaje village in Jibia local government area of Katsina state on Friday, February 11.
This was disclosed in a statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Gambo Isah.
He said the command received a distress call that terrorists in their numbers, on motorcycles, were shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles, attacked Nassarawa-Bugaje village, Jibia LGA, and rustled a large number of domestic animals.
”Police patrol team, led by O/C Anti kidnapping unit, was dispatched to the scene and engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel. The operational strategy and tactics exhbited by the police team forced the hoodlums to retreat, abandoned their mission, and took to their heels.
The team succeeded in recovering all the rustled animals, comprising two hundred (200) cows and one hundred and fifty (150) sheep”
According to him, two brand new operational motorcycles belonging to the terrorists were recovered. He added that some stolen provisions were recovered.