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Northern militants kill 5 policemen, and 4 others



Suspected Islamic militants about 300, Wednesday, killed five Mobile Police Officers and three other civilians at a police checkpoint in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Congress reports that the suspected Northern bandits were from the camp of Ado Alero, the wanted terrorists recently turbaned Sarkin Fulani by the Emir of Yandoton in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State. The Emir had since been suspended for his action.

The suspected militants stormed the community riding on over 200 motorcycles and proceeded to the police checkpoint, where they killed five police officers on special duty from Kano and three other civilians in the process.

Sources insinuated that the killing by the suspected Alero boys could be seen as a protest over the withdrawal of the title conferred on their master and the renewed onslaught for his arrest by the police as well as the government of Katsina and Zamfara State.

Police command spokesperson in the state, SP Gambo Isah while confirming the report noted that the well-armed northern militants who staged the attack at about 6:30 pm on Wednesday were over 300 in number, killing five police officers and three civilians in the process.

Isah stated that the policemen were killed by the suspected terrorists alongside three civilians while repelling an attack on Gatigawa village at about 6:45 pm on Wednesday.

“The terrorists were over three hundred (300) and they were fully armed. The five policemen are from Kano State and they were on special duty at Gatikawa. The terrorists attacked them at 6.45 p.m.

“The terrorists also killed three civilians. The investigation is already in progress over the matter by the Katsina State Police Command to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident.”

Recall, that this is barely 48 hours after the hoodlum’s attacked Ruwan Godiya and the Kwai community in the Safana Local Government Area of the state where they killed six persons and injured scores.