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Katsina Banditry: Nine kidnapped victims rescue by police

Katsina Banditry: Nine kidnapped victims rescue by police

By Faith Awa Maji, Katsina

THE Katsina State Police Command, in its commitment in the ongoing fight against recalcitrant bandits, has foiled kidnapping incident and rescued nine kidnapped victims in Kirijam village of Dandume local government area of the State.
Image Maker of Force, SP Gambo Isah on behalf of CP Sanusi Buba, said Thursday, bandits in their numbers, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles, attacked Kirijam village, Dandume LGA and kidnapped nine (9) persons.
According to a statement, SP Gambo Isah that on receipt of the report, DPO Dandume Division, led a team of Policemen and blocked their possible exit route at Kadawan Maikomo village, Sabuwa LGA.
” Fortunately, the bandits followed through the route and fell into police ambush. The team engaged the bandits into a fierce gun duel and successfully repelled them.
“The doggedness, uncommon courage and tactical operational strategy adopted by the Police officers made the bandits to flee into the forest with varying degree of bullets wounds. While profiling the scene, all the nine (9) abducted persons were rescued unhurt and some GSM phones and food items stolen from the village by the hoodlums were also recovered”.
He noted that the Command urges members of the public to cooperate with security agencies working at the frontline areas by giving them credible information on bandits and their collaborators, especially those supplying them with arms and ammunition, informants and other essential commodities.
“The Command assures members of the public that the command remain resolute and committed in the ongoing fight against recalcitrant bandits until they are arrested and dealt with according to the extant laws of the land”.