Members of the Civilian Joint Task Force in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State repelled an terrorist attack on the town, killed nine and arrested five others.
It was gathered that the terrorists invaded the town around 4:30pm on Sunday, September 11, shortly after the evening prayers, riding on 10 motorcycles and wielding sophisticated weapons.
Upon receipt of information by some locals, the Civilian JTF members confronted the terrorists, thereby halting their planned attack.
Among those killed is a notorious bandit leader identified simply as ‘Solar’ (meaning he uses sun to operate)
LIB gathered that the bandit leader who had been terrorising Jibia/Batsari, was behind the recent KSTA bus attack.
The civilian task force team also impounded nine of motorcycles used for the attack.
Sources revealed that the situation was still tense in the town as of Monday as members of the civilian task force had reportedly positioned themselves again to ward off any surprise attack by the terrorists.
According to a source, the terrorists had recently invaded the Batsari town and abducted some victims, but failed at this second attempt due to the presence of the civilian JTF.
Spokesman for the State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah said the DPO for the Batsari area was yet to brief the command about the incident.
Meanwhile, a video seen online shows residents of the community jubilating after the foiled attack.
Another graphic video shows the severed heads of some of the terrorists being paraded in the community.