The Katsina State Police Command said its operatives killed two terrorists when it foiled a kidnap attempt in Tani village in Bindawa Local Government Area.
The Police operatives recovered one AK-47 rifle and five rounds of 7.62mm live ammuntion.
The new spokesman of the command, ASP Abubakar Sadiq who disclosed this in a statement said the terrorists, armed with AK-47 rifles stormed the community shooting sporadically before attacking the residence of one of the villagers identified as Yahaya Usman and inflicting a deep wound to his head with a knife while attempting to kidnap him.
The timely intervention of the Bindawa Divisional Police Officer and his team upon receipt of the report, resulting in a fierce gun duel, foiled the kidnap attempt.
The two recovered bodies were said to be those of the suspected terrorists and arms smugglers identified as Sani Kokaya and Ummara, who were both from Kaita LGA of the state.
According to ASP Sadiq, both of them have been on the command’s wanted list.
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