The Katsina State Police Command on Saturday said it repelled a bandits attack and rescued 21 kidnapped victims, and recovered 20 rustled cows.
SP Gambo Isah, Police Public Relations Officer of the command, in a statement on Saturday, noted that it received distress calls on Saturday, and immediately, the Commissioner of Police ordered immediate action as the officers and men of the command pursued the terrorists around Buraji and Sabon Sara villages.
According to him, the Area Commander, Dutsinma, ACP Mohammad Makama, led a team of police tactical units, blocked their exits route at Gandun Sarki village, engaged them in a fierce gun duel and successfully rescued all the kidnapped victims and recovered rustled cows.
He said many terrorists were killed, and some escaped the scene with gunshot wounds, adding that tactical teams are still combing the area to recover their dead bodies and/or arrest the injured terrorists.
He appealed to residents in the state to report any suspicious movement and those with bullet wounds to the police for immediate arrest and prosecution.