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Security kills 54 terrorists in Katsina

The Police Command in Katsina State says it successfully killed no fewer than 54 suspected terrorists and lost five officers in gun battles from January 2022 to date.

Commissioner of Police, Shehu Umar-Nadada disclosed this during the end of the year press briefing on Friday in Katsina.

According to him, within the year under review, the command was able to arrest a total number of 1,102 suspects in connection with 705 reported cases, a total number of 989 arrested suspects are undergoing prosecution in various competent courts of law in the state.

“A total number of 177 suspected armed robbers were arrested and 169 suspects charged to court while eight cases are under investigation, 241 suspected bandits/kidnappers and informants were arrested, in which 239 suspects had been charged to court while 16 are under investigation.

He further said that 1,092 domestic animals; 727 cows, 370 sheep and goats were recovered from the hoodlums amongst others.

Writing by Marian Benjamin, Editing by Muzha Kucha