The Police in Katsina state has rescued 14 women and children and recovered 30 cows/60 sheep rustled by armed bandits after a gun fuel at Rugu forest in the state.
During the rescue operation, one of the notorious kidnapping kingpin, wanted by the Police was arrested.
A statement by the Katsina State Police Command confirmed the rescue operation on Saturday.
It said, ” The DPO of Dutsinma in Katsina State Police Command, CSP Muhammad Makama, led “Operation Puff Adder” to Kwantawama village, Dutsinma LGA of Katsina state, based on a report that bandits numbering about forty (40), on motorcycles, armed with AK 47 rifles, attacked the village, kidnapped fourteen (14) women including children and rustled large number of domestic animals.
“The team chased after the hoodlums into the fringes of Rugu forest and engaged them in a gun duel.
‘The team succeeded and dislodged the bandits, rescued all the kidnapped fourteen women, thirty (30) cows, sixty (60) sheep.
“The Police arrested one of the bandits, later identified as Amadu Yusuf, aged 30yrs of Tudu village, Dutsinma LGA of Katsina state. Investigation is ongoing.”
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