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Police, Vigilantes battle terrorists in Katsina, kill 2

Police, Vigilantes battle terrorists in Katsina, kill 2
Written by Maritime First

… As Lagos police arrest 3 robbery suspects, recover loot***

The Katsina State Police Command in collaboration with members of vigilante groups has foiled terrorists attack at Sabon Dawa village of Zakka district in Safana Local Government Area (LGA) of the State.

SP Gambo Isah, the Command’s spokesperson stated this in a statement issued to newsmen on Wednesday in Katsina.

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According to him, the incident occurred on Tuesday, June 21 at about 17:00 hours after a distress call was received that terrorists in their numbers, armed with AK-47 rifles, attacked the village.

“The Divisional Police Officer of Safana had in response led a combined team of police and vigilantes to the area, engaged the terrorists in a fierce gun duel, neutralizing two of them and foiled their heinous mission,” he said.

Gambo said that the Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr Idrisu Dabban, has commended the police, members of the vigilance group and people of the area for their resilience in defending the community from terrorists’ attack.

“Dabban further assures the public that the police will continue to do everything possible to ensure the safety and security of their communities,” he said.

He urged them to report any suspicious person or group of persons to the police, adding that the public could call the police on 08156977777, 09053872247.

In the meantime, the Lagos State Police Command has arrested three suspected traffic robbers, Usman Mohammed, Azeez Adeleke and Solomon Odiya, in Ikeja.

The spokesperson for the Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest in a statement in Lagos.

Hundeyin said that the suspects were arrested at about 8:00 p.m. on June 19, at Mobolaji Johnson Road, Ikeja.

“The suspects were arrested by officers of Alausa Division of the Command following a distress call received by the police about an ongoing robbery attack at Ikeja.

The suspects

“They were apprehended while escaping with their loot after robbing their victims.

“Items recovered from the suspects include one Tecno mobile phone, one dagger and N5,400,” he said.

Hundeyin said that preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects had previously operated in the area a couple of times, snatching belongings of unsuspecting passers-by.

He said that the suspects would be arraigned in court at the conclusion of investigations.

Hundeyin assured residents that the Command under the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, would continue to do everything possible to ensure the safety of life and property in the state.



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