Katsina police rescue couple from bandits

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The Katsina State Police Command disclosed on Wednesday that its operatives had thwarted “a kidnapping attempt “and rescued kidnapped victims.

According to the command’s spokesman, ASP Abubakar Aliyu, on March 18, 2024, at about 11.45 p.m, a report was received at the Kankara Divisional Headquarters that some suspected  bandits, armed with dangerous weapons, attacked Hayan Dam village, Kankara Local Government Area, and invaded the residence of one Kabir Magaji,  35 of the same address, in a bid to kidnap him alongside his wife, one Sa’adatu Magaji, 20.

Aliyu added that on receipt of the report, the DPO Kankara  mobilized a team of operatives and responded to the scene, where they engaged the suspected bandits in a fierce gun duel.

He revealed “The team successfully thwarted the kidnapping attempt and rescued the couple unhurt.”

The command spokesman said  efforts were being intensified to arrest fleeing suspects.

Aliyu further urged  members of the public to promptly report anybody seen with a bullet wound, as some of the suspects escaped the scene with gunshot injuries.

He added “The Commissioner of Police, Katsina State Command, while commending the officers for their outstanding displays of bravery, dedication, and professionalism, urges the good people of Katsina State to continue to provide the command and other security agencies in the state with timely information on suspected criminal activity to enable the command and other security agencies to take swift and decisive action against any recalcitrant criminal in the state. He further reiterated the command’s commitment to ensuring the protection of the lives and property of the good people of the state under his stewardship.”

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