A police officer has been killed by terrorists during an attack on a checkpoint in the Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The incident occurred late on Monday, March 28.
According to SaharaReporters, a source in the area said the terrorists wore veils (hijab) worn by Muslim women to disguise, while their men wore flowing gowns called, ‘babanriga’.
The State Police spokesperson, Superintendent Gambo Isah, said some policemen were on a stop-and-search operation along the Jibiya-Batsari Road when the terrorists launched the attack in which the policeman was killed.
The policeman died on the spot, AIT Live reports.
Isah explained that when the terrorists arrived in their numbers on motorcycles, they started shooting sporadically and after killing the policeman, they made away with his rifle.
He said the Commissioner of Police, Idrisu Dabban, has ordered the immediate deployment of reinforcements to the area, led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations, to get the terrorists arrested.