Terrorism: 41 killed in Katsina


Katsina State Police Command has confirmed the death of not less than 41 members of local security group generally known as “Yankasai”, in what was an ambush by terrorists in a forest known as Yargoje.

This much was confirmed in a statement circulated to newsmen by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, on Friday in Katsina.

“On Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, at about 22:00 hours, terrorists in their numbers, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles, attacked the house of one Alhaji Muntari at Unguwar Audu Gare, Kandarawa, Bakori Local Government, and rustled 50 cows and 30 sheep.

“Subsequently, on Feb. 2, at about 10:00 hours, Yansakai groups from 11 villages in Bakori local government regrouped and went after the terrorists with a view to recovering the rustled animals.” The statement read.


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