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NAF kills 100 Terrorists, As Police Rescue Kidnap Victims In Katsina

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The Nigerian Air Force Operation Hadarin Daji targeted a criminal group linked to Yusuf Yellow and Rabe Imani in Faskari LGA, Katsina State.

Over 100 terrorists were killed and 45 motorcycles destroyed in the nighttime airstrikes.

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Ibrahim Kaula Mohammed, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Dikko Umaru Radda of Katsina State, revealed this in a statement.

He emphasised that this is the third successful air raid by NAF in the Faskari-Kankara area, disrupting terrorist activity, lately.

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The statement further revealed that early Sunday morning, security forces responded to a distress call about a kidnapping in Jibia LGA, Katsina State.

A credible police source disclosed that the distress was received around 4:15 am from residents in Kwata area, Jibia LGA.

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Responding swiftly, a police patrol team led by a Superintendent confronted the armed bandits who held three women and a six-month-old baby captive.

Consequently, the patrol team blocked the kidnappers’ escape route, leading to a gunfight that forced them to flee eventually, rescuing all victims unharmed.

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The identity of the rescued victims as contained in the statement includes: Ummulkhari Abubakar, 23, Shafa’atu Abubakar, 35, and Maryam Lawal, 15 – were rescued unharmed. Also rescued was a six-month-old baby boy identified as Ismail Usman.

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