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Police/Army storm Gwarjo forest in joint operation, rescue 30 year old woman, 7 months old baby; kill kidnap kingpin

The Police in Katsina state and troops of the Nigerian Army on Tuesday storm a kidnappers den inside Gwarjo forest in Katsina state and rescued a 30 year old woman, Fidausi Yusuf and her seven months old baby, after a fierce fire fight.

During the fire fight, one of the kidnapping gang members was killed while others scampered into the forest.

A statement by Katsina state Police spokesman SP Gambo Isah said, “On Tuesday 21 January 2020, at about 6pm, based on intelligence report, a joint operation of Police, military and repentant bandits, raided kidnappers Den at Gwarjo Forest, Matazu LGA of Katsina state.

“After a fierce gun duel with the bandits, the operation succeeded in rescuing one Fidausi Yusuf, aged 30yrs of Burunkunza village, Kankara LGA of Katsina state and her seven (7) months old baby Amin Yusuf from her captors.

“The operation also succeeded in gunning down a notorious member of the bandits, one Yunusa Boka terrorizing Danmusa and Kankara LGAs of the state.

“Victims were taken to Danmusa Hospital for treatment and have also been reunited with their families.

“The Command enjoins the good people Katsina state to always partner with security agencies by giving credible information on suspected criminals and their hideouts.”

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