NewsTwo Officers Injured As Police Repel Terrorists Attack In Katsina

Two Officers Injured As Police Repel Terrorists Attack In Katsina

January 2, Operatives of the Katsina Police Command have repelled a terror attack on the Nipping police point in the Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina state.

A source in the area said the attackers stormed the facility at Magama/Hirji junction along Katsina/Jibia road on Monday, and opened fire at the officers on duty.

While one of the attackers was shot dead, two police officers, however, sustained serious injuries and are currently receiving treatment in the hospital.

The spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, who confirmed the incident, said the situation is under control.


“At about 4.30 am, terrorists in their numbers, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles, attacked a police Nipping point at Magama–Hirji junction, along Jibia–Katsina road.

“The policemen engaged the terrorists in a fierce gun duel and successfully repelled them.

“One of the terrorists was neutralised, and one AK 47 rifle was recovered with four magazines containing 90 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition of AK 47 rifles.

“Money and other exhibits were also recovered. Many of the terrorists escaped the scene with gunshot injuries.

“Two policemen sustained injuries during the encounter. They were taken to Jibia hospital, treated and discharged.

“Search parties are still combing the area with a view of arresting or recovering more dead bodies of the terrorists. The investigation is ongoing.”

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