Police In Katsina Rescue 11 Kidnapped Victims

Richard Ginika Izuora

Eleven Kidnapped victims have been rescued by Police in Katsina after operatives repelled an attack by bandits on Gidan Duka village, in Kankara Local Government Area, LGA of the state.

The victims were rescued in Safana.

SP Gambo Isah, spokesperson of the Command, said 38 cows and 11 sheep were also recovered.

According to Isah, “Today, November 14, 2021 bandits in their numbers, armed with AK-47 rifles attacked Gidan Duka village; Kankara LGA of Katsina state, and rustled an unspecified number of domestic animals.

“The DPO Kankara and his team swiftly responded to the distress call and chased after the hoodlums.

“The team met the bandits at Danmarabu village and engaged them in a firefight. But the bandits escaped into the forest, abandoning all the rustled animals.

“The team also recovered an operational motorcycle belonging to the bandits; while investigation is ongoing,”

He said the Command succeeded in rescuing 11 kidnapped victims from Sabon Garin Safana; adding that the victims were rescued from a bandits’ hideout, on the outskirts of Tsaskiya village, in Safana LGA of the state.

“It may be recalled that bandits attacked Sabon Garin Safana village on November 12, 2021; kidnapping 11 of the villagers.

“The victims were taken to Dutsinma General Hospital for medical examination/treatment and have already been reunited with their respective families,’’  he said.

Isa said efforts are ongoing to arrest the perpetrators of the crime.

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