By Faith Awa Maji, Katsina
THE Katsina State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah has confirmed the killing of five Police officers and three civilians in Kankara local government area of the State.
Terrorists numbering more than 200 riding on motorcycles, and armed with AK-47 rifles, among other weapons was said to have carried out the attack at Gatikawa village of Kankara at about 6:30pm on Wednesday.
They were said to have operated for more than an hour, moving from house to house to loot food items, money and other valuables.
Several villagers have sustained injuries during the terrorists’ attacked as some have been hospitalized and receiving treatment.
SP Gambo Isah, who confirmed the incident on Thursday afternoon, said eight persons were killed during the attack.
Isah said the victims include five policemen and three civilians, and that the policemen killed were on special duty to the area from Kano State Police Command.
Katsina PPRO said the attack was carried out by more than 300 terrorists who were armed with sophisticated weapons.
“The terrorists were over 300 and were fully armed. The five policemen are from Kano on special duty to Gatikawa.
“The terrorists attacked them at 6:45pm. The terrorists also killed three civilians. Investigation is ongoing,” SP Gambo Isah said.