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Terrorists in Katsina kill 5 mobile policemen, steal AK-47 rifles

Bandits have ambushed and killed five mobile police officers in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.

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Terrorists in Katsina kill 5 mobile policemen, steal AK-47 rifles

Bandits have ambushed and killed five mobile police officers in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The attack occurred in the early hours of Sunday, 30th June.

According to reports, the officers were travelling from their base in Zandam village to the council headquarters in Jibia.

The ambush took place around 6 a.m. and resulted in the unfortunate death of four officers at the scene.

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A fifth officer succumbed to injuries while receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre in Katsina.

Furthermore, the assailants stole five AK-47 rifles from the fallen officers.

The police spokesperson in the state, Abubakar Aliyu, acknowledged the incident but has yet to provide a detailed statement.

However, a security report confirmed the attack and rated the location as a high-risk area.

The report advised police personnel to avoid using the highway due to the frequent activities of terrorists in the area.

Meanwhile, the Jibia area in Katsina State, along with adjoining areas in neighbouring Kaduna and Zamfara States, are among the worst-hit areas in terms of frequent attacks by bandits.

Bandits have been conducting attacks on roads, farms, and homes, making daily life difficult for residents.

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