A notorious kidnapper, Nazifi Ibrahim, 22, of Unguwar Tsamiya village, Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina state, has been killed on Saturday.
The state police spokesperson, ASP Abubakar Aliyu, revealed this on Saturday in Katsina.
Aliyu said the police also recovered a large cache of ammunition during the operation.
He said some suspected kidnappers were on Saturday wielding AK 47 rifles, invaded a farm situated on the outskirt of Yankara village, adding that a joint team of police operatives, members of the vigilante, and officers of the Security Watch Corps to the scene.”
He said the kidnappers, upon noticing the presence of the combined team, opened fire on the operatives of the combined team also responded, forcing the terrorists to abandoned their plan and fled into the bush.
“While combing the scene, the police recovered the body of one neutralised suspected kidnapper, as well as 185 live rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, 90 live rounds of 5.56mm M193 type 06 ammunition, and 13 AK-47 magazines concealed in a sack.
“The body of the neutralised suspected kidnapper and gunrunner was later identified as one Nazifi Ibrahim, 22, of Unguwar Tsamiya village, Faskari local government,” he said.