Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed four mobile policemen and three civilians at Gatikawa community, Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State.
It was gathered that the incident occurred on Wednesday evening.
The policemen stationed at a checkpoint in the community were on special duty from Kano State Command.
Katsina, despite being the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari, has witnessed sporadic attacks by bandits and kidnappers that have claimed the lives of many.
Over 2000 people have been reportedly killed by the gunmen in Jibia, Kankara, Dutsinma, Musawa; as well asDanmusa and Safana local government areas of the state in the last one year.
The latest incident is coming a few weeks after terrorists killed the Area Commander of the Dutsin Ma Police Area command in the state, Aminu Umar.
Umar, an Assistant Police Commissioner, was killed alongside one other officer.
Meanwhile, the Benue State Police Command has arrested one of the escapees from Kuje prison; following the attack on the facility on July 5, 2022.
In a statement issued on Thursday by the Command Public Relations Officer; SP Catherine Anene, the suspect identified as Ebube Igwe Jude was arrested in Makurdi on Tuesday.
The suspect was arrested at George Akume way, Wurukum, Makurdi, the state capital.
“On 19/7/2022 at about 3 pm, information was received about one Ebube Igwe Jude; a fugitive who had arrived Makurdi as a result of Kuje jailbreak.
“Detectives deployed to investigate the case arrested him at George Akume way, Wurukum, Makurdi.
“During the investigation, he confessed to have; escaped from Kuje correctional center during the jailbreak.
“He stated further that he is an awaiting trial inmate, standing trial in a case of Culpable Homicide involving his girlfriend.”
Anene said that the command had begun processes to hand over the escapee to the Nigeria Correctional Service for necessary actions.