June 17, 2024
Police in Katsina foils banditry attack, rescue 8 victims
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Police in Katsina foils banditry attack, rescue 8 victims

Charles Nwoke, Katsina, Nigeria.

Among those rescued involve a 70-year-old man, 13-year-old girl, three 12 year old girls, all from Garin Inu village, Batsari LGA of Katsina state.

Police Command in Katsina State, says it has frustrated bandits attack at Kabobi community in Batsari Local Government Area Council of the state.

Gambo Isah, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, disclosed this in a statement issued during a press briefing in Katsina, the state capital city on Friday.

“On Friday, July 23, 2021, at about 14:30hrs, bandits in their numbers, on motorbikes, armed with AK 47 rifles, blocked Jibia-Batsari road, exactly at Kabobi village, Batsari LGA.

“The hoodlums attacked and kidnapped all the occupants of a motor vehicle, Volkswagen Passat Wagon, and whisked them away into the forest.

“On receipt of the report, DPO Batsari led teams of Operation Puff Adder and ‘Sharan Daji’ to the area and engaged them into a gun duel and successfully rescued eight of the victims.

“Those rescued include a 70-year-old man, 13-year-old girl, three 12 year old girls, all from Garin Inu village, Batsari LGA of Katsina State.

“Another 20-year-old girl, and her two children, all from Turaku Quarters in Batsari LGA of Katsina state,” Mr Isah confirmed.

He explained that search parties are still ransacking the whole village to ensure that they apprehend the fleeing bandits and rescue the remaining three persons as investigation is ongoing.

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