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KATSINA: 41 killed as terrorists, Yansakai clash in Bakori forest

A clash between terrorists and an outlawed security personnel group known as Yansakai has led to the death of no fewer than 41 persons.

Police Public Relations Officer, Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident in a statement today.

He stated that the Yansakai outlawed group, from eleven (11) villages in Bakori LGA, regrouped and went after the terrorists with a view to recovering the rustled domestic animals.

The police spokesman said that the outlawed group further traced the footpath of the hoodlums to a location at Yargoje forest where the terrorists planned and launched a coordinated ambush on the group.

“The hoodlums shot and killed 41 Yansakai and wounded two. Area Commander, Malumfashi, led a team of policemen to the scene and recovered the corpses and took the injured persons to Kankara General, Hospital,” the statement read.

It added that “A joint security operation is currently ongoing with a view to bringing the perpetrators to book. The investigation is ongoing.”

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