The Katsina State Police Command confirmed on Wednesday that its operatives, made up of primarily cell police, on Tuesday night repelled a terrorist assault at Mararabar-Kankara neighborhood, Kankara Native Authorities Space of the state.
The Command stated its operatives obtained a distressed name round 5pm on Tuesday that terrorists, in giant numbers, have been locally and had, amongst others, rustled a lot of home animals.
The spokesman for the Command, SP Gambo Isah, who confirmed the event, stated its cell police group have been subsequently mobilised to confront the terrorists and repel them.
The police Space Commander for Dutsin-ma was additionally stated to have led a reinforcement group to beat back the terrorists.
Isah added that though no loss of life was recorded in the course of the encounter, a person believed to have been initially kidnapped by the terrorists was rescued by the police group.
The spokesman additionally stated that the police group was in a position to get better all of the rustled animals from the terrorists.
Isah stated, “Our operatives have been in a position to repel the terrorists who have been over 100 in quantity and who divided themselves into two teams in the course of the assault. They have been critically engaged. We repelled them, rescued a sufferer and recovered all of the rustled animals. No loss of life was recorded.”
The residents, nonetheless, gave a opposite account of the incident.
The residents claimed that the terrorists attacked at the least 5 communities together with Gidan Dankunda, Kungiya, Gidan Kurty, Centan Dangera, and Gidan Malumfashi, all within the council.
The residents additional claimed that the assault was carried out by some Fulani herdsmen from the forest who have been on a reprisal mission over the current rustling of their home animals by some fellow Fulani herdsmen residing within the city.
The residents alleged that at the least 5 individuals have been killed within the incident.
One of many residents who pleaded anonymity revealed, “The terrorists got here of their numbers, armed with subtle weapons, with three individuals every driving on one bike.
“They gathered collectively at Gidan Dankunda the place they moved from neighborhood to neighborhood, killing and maiming individuals.
“The 5 our bodies we have now found to date are non-herders. Proper now, we don’t know the precise variety of individuals which were killed, however they’re many.
“Individuals are nonetheless discovering our bodies within the affected communities; we are going to get to know the figures later within the day.”
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