The Police in Katsina state disclosed on Thursday that its operatives have busted a notorious kidnap gang, rescued kidnap victims and recovered rustled cows from bandits
Commissioner of Police, CP Sanusi Buba who confirmed the rescue said, “On 20/06/2020 at about 22:30hrs, DPO Batsari led Operations “Puff Adder” and “Sharan Daji” to Salihawar Dan-Alhaji village, Batsari LGA of Katsina state based on the report that bandits numbering about eighteen (18) have attacked the village, kidnapped two females and rustled cows.
“The teams chased the hoodlums on the way into the forest and engaged them in a gun duel.
“The team succeeded and rescued one Laure Alhaji Amadu, aged 55yrs of the same address and recovered eighteen (18) cows and ten (10) rams.
“Search parties are still combing the area with a view to rescue the other kidnapped victim. Investigation is ongoing.
Also, “On 23/06/2020 at about 22:30hrs, bandits numbering ten (10) attacked the residence of village Head of Barkiya village, Kurfi LGA of Katsina state and kidnapped the village head, one Alh. Magaji Ibrahim Barkiya, aged 72yrs of Barkiya village, Kurfi LGA of Katsina state.
“The DPOl led a team of Counter Terrorists Units in collaboration with local vigilante, chased and engaged the hoodlums into a fierce gun duel.
” In the spur of the moment, the hoodlums took to their heels and escaped into the forest which led to the rescue of the victim unhurt and has since been reunited with his family. Investigation is ongoing.”
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