Suspected terrorists have killed no fewer than five policemen and three others in Katsina State.
The killing of the policemen has been confirmed by the spokesman of the Katsina State Police Command, Gambo Isah.
The terrorists had invaded Gatikawa community, Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State on Wednesday evening.
Isah, who confirmed the report on Thursday afternoon, said the fallen policemen were on special duty in the area, which is one of the frontline spots for banditry attacks in the state.
He said: “The terrorists were well over 300 and they were fully armed.
“The five policemen are from Kano State and they were on special duty at Gatikawa.
”The terrorists attacked them at 6:45pm and also killed three civilians.
“Investigation is already in progress over the matter.