Katsina police rescue 28 abducted victims

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The Katsina police command on Tuesday confirmed the rescue of 28 abducted victims.

The victims were abducted on Monday morning  in the outskirts of kasai village, Batsari Local Government Area of the state.

The Command’s spokesman, ASP Abubakar Aliyu however confirmed their rescue in a press statement on Tuesday.

He said the State Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Musa lauded the police operatives for the rescue.

The statement also quoted the police commissioner as urging residents of the state to keep on cooperating with security operatives in the current efforts at tackling crimes in the state. 

The statement read ” On the 1st of April, 2024, at about 10.30 a.m, about twenty-eight (28) girls who went to the outskirts of Kasai village, Batsari Local Government Area, Katsina State, with intent to fetch firewood, were abducted by kidnappers.

“Upon receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Katsina State Police Command, CP Aliyu Abubakar Musa, swiftly deployed operatives to the scene, tasked with the unhurt rescue of the victims. 

“Thanks to the unwavering efforts and increased pressure exerted by the command, the victims, who were held against their will, have now regained freedom and are safe and sound.

“The collaborative effort of the dedicated rescue team, in conjunction with the strategic approach taken by the command, resulted in the release of all the abducted victims. The abductors, following the escalation of pressure and the concerted actions of the command in collaboration with all relevant security stakeholders in the state, ultimately released all the victims on the same day at about 10.42 p.m.

“This success is a testament to the perseverance and commitment of the command as well as everyone involved in the operation. Efforts to ensure the safety and security of the community and the state will continue unabated. 

“Further development will be communicated as the investigation proceeds.”

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