July 23, 2024

July 23, 2024

Police Rescue 13 Kidnap Victims, Recover 16 Rustled Animals In Katsina

Police operatives from the Katsina Police Command successfully thwarted two separate kidnapping attempts that occurred in Faskari and Malumfashi LGA, Katsina State, on the 8th and 9th of May 2024.

ASP Abubakar Sadiq Aliyu, the Command’s Public Relations Officer said the hoodlums carried out the first attack on May 8, 2024, after they barricaded Funtua-Gusau Road, along Unguwar Boka village, Faskari LGA, Katsina.

According to him, the criminals targeted three passengers travelling in a Golf III motor vehicle, which they forcefully halted with the reign of bullets.

However, Sadiq disclosed that their plans were thwarted by a rapid response patrol team patrolling the area.

“The team led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Faskari swiftly engaged the bandits in a gunfight, rescuing all three passengers unharmed.

“The criminals suspected to have been wounded were forced to flee the scene. A search is currently underway to apprehend the suspects.” Sadiq said.

Similarly, on May 9th at about 12:45 am, Sadiq said the Katsina Police triumphed again when its operatives from the
Malumfashi divisional headquarters responded to a distress call about an attack on Gidan-Maga village.

He said a group of armed bandits, wielding AK-47 rifles, had descended upon the village, kidnapping ten residents and stealing sixteen cows.

“Wasting no time, the DPO of Malumfashi mobilized officers and rushed to the scene.

“In a fierce gun battle, the gallant police team overpowered the bandits, securing the release of all ten kidnapped victims.

“In the same vein, they recovered the sixteen stolen cows, forcing the wounded criminals to retreat once more.

“The Commissioner of Police, Katsina State Command, CP Aliyu Abubakar Musa, commended the officers for their bravery and professionalism,” he said.

He emphasized the Command’s unwavering dedication to ensuring the safety and security of the people of Katsina State.

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