Police Rescues 11 Abducted Victims, Several Cows, Sheep In Katsina

Eleven victims who were abducted by bandits on Friday, 12 November, 2021 have been rescued by the Kaduna state.

The Katsina State Police Command has said that it has rescued all the 11 victims kidnapped at Sabon Garin Safana on Friday, 12 November, 2021.

The Police PRO in the State, Superintendent of Police, Gambo Isah disclosed this in a press statement on Sunday. He said the victims were freed by the police from one of the bandits’ enclaves at Tsaskiya village in Safana Local Government Area of the State.

SP. Isah also disclosed that before the victims were reunited back with their family, they were subjected to series of medical examinations at the Dutsima General Hospital to ascertain their health status.

Similarly, on the same day, SP. Isah said the police were able to recover thirty-eight (38) cows and eleven (11) sheep as well as one bajaj motorcycle from the bandits who in large numbers attacked Gidan Duka village in Kankara LGA of the state and rustled a large number of cows and other domestic animals.

According to SP. Isah in the statement: “Today, 14 November 2021 around 2:30 hours, bandits in their numbers, armed with AK 47 rifles, attacked Gidan Duka village, Kankara LGA of Katsina State and rustled unspecified number of domestic animals. The DPO Kankara and his team swiftly responded to the distress call and chased after the hoodlums.

“The team intercepted the bandits at Danmarabu village and engaged them in a gun duel. The bandits escaped into the forest, abandoning all the rustled animals, comprising thirty-eight (38) cows and eleven (11) sheep. The team also recovered one Bajaj operational motorcycle belonging to the bandits. Investigation is ongoing.”

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