In Jibia and Batsari local government districts, the police in Katsina State have killed five suspected terrorists, detained one more person, and found 143 animals.

This was confirmed to media on Sunday in Katsina by Abubakar Aliyu, the Katsina police’s public relations officer.

He claimed that during an operation guided by intelligence, the squad raided and destroyed bandit camps in the two local governments that were involved.

Mr. Aliyu claimed that vigilantes and hunters worked together to carry out the operation.

“The operation was led by the Command’s Officer in Charge of Anti-kidnapping Unit and that of Special Investigations Bureau (SIB).

“The team succeeded in dislodging several notorious bandits’ camps at Marake, Garin Yara and Garin Labo villages, all in Batsari local government.

“The team also dislodged another camp of one Audu Lankai, a notorious bandits’ leader terrorizing Jibia and its environs,” he said.

According to him, during the operation, one Abubakar Idris, 18, a suspected bandit, was arrested, while five others were killed.

He further revealed that 38 cows, 40 sheep and 65 goats were recovered at the terrorists’ camps.

Mr Aliyu said that the police are still scanning the scene for possible arrest of other members of the camp or recovery of more of their corpses.

He said the police commissioner is calling on residents of the state to continue to assist security agencies with vital information in a bid to curb criminal activities in the state.




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