Police officers in Katsina State have killed several terrorists in Wapa village, Kurfi Local Government Area of the state.
According to police authorities in the state, the incident occurred on Friday after a distress call was received that terrorists, numbering twenty-four on motorbikes attacked the village and kidnapped two people.
Officers of the Katsina State Police Command, in the early hours of Friday, rescued two men from terrorists at Wapa village, in the Kurfi Local Government Area of the state, after a fierce gun duel.
The names of the men were given as Alhaji Aminu Wapa and Wada Sale.
The police said the terrorists, numbering up to 24, invaded the village few minutes after midnight and abducted the men.
The command spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, who confirmed the development, revealed that the police officers received a distress call on the invasion, following which they mobilised to the village to engage the terrorists.
He added that the police team repelled the terrorists and rescued the two men, adding that many terrorists were believed to have been killed in the encounter.