Police officers in Katsina State have repelled an attack on Wapa village in Kurfi Local Government Area of the state.
Police authorities in the state said the incident occurred on Friday August 19, at about 0100hrs after a distress call was received that terrorists, numbering twenty-four (24) on motorbikes and shooting sporadically with AK-47 rifles, attacked the village and kidnapped the duo of Aminu Wapa and Wada Sale of Wapa village, Kurfi LGA.
The State Police Command deployed its tactical teams to the area and engaged the hoodlums in a fierce gun duel.
Police Spokesman in the state, SP Gambo Isah in a statement released on Friday August 19, said the team of police officers is still combing the area with a view to arresting the wounded terrorists and recovering their dead bodies.
The State Police Commissioner, CP Idrisu Dabban Dauda, appreciated the efforts of the personnel in repelling the terrorists. He further urged the public to continue to cooperate with security agencies in the ongoing campaign against terrorists in the state.