Police operatives have gunned down one terrorist in encounter with terrorists in Jibia Local Government Area in Katsina State, Monday. Several others escaped with injuries and two police operatives were also injured.
A statement issued by the Katsina Police Command spokesman SP Gambo Isah noted that search parties are still combing the area with a view of arresting or recovering more dead bodies of the terrorists.
The incident happened on Monday at about 04:30 am. The terrorists in their numbers shot sporadically with AK-47 rifles and attacked a Police Nipping Point at Magama-Hirji Junction along Jibia-Katsina Road.
The policemen in response engaged the terrorists in a fierce gun duel and successfully repelled them and killed one of them.
The encounter also led to the recovery of one AK-47 rifle belonging to the terrorists alongside four magazines containing ninety (90) rounds of 7.62mm ammunition of AK-47 rifles; money and other exhibits.