Police kill 3 bandits in Katsina, rescue kidnap victims

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The Katsina State Police Command says it has succeeded in thwarting a kidnap attempt, killed three suspected bandits, and rescued all the abductees.

ASP Abubakar Sadiq-Aliyu, the command’s spokesman, who disclosed this said the incident occurred at Duya village, Maibakko Ward, in Sabuwa Local Government Area.

“On June 7, 2024, information was received at the Sabuwa Divisional Police Headquarters that armed bandits in their numbers, wielding dangerous weapons, attacked Duya village and kidnapped a number of women

“Upon receipt of the report, promptly, the DPO of the Divisional Headquarters, CSP Aliyu Mustapha, in collaboration with members of the vigilante, mobilised a team of operatives to the scene.

“On noticing the presence of the team, the bandits opened fire on the them, which the team responded gallantly and successfully thwarted the kidnapping attempt and rescued all the kidnapped victims.

“In the course of scanning the scene, the bodies of three neutralised suspected bandits were recovered,” Sadiq-Aliyu said.

He added that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Aliyu Abubakar-Musa, commended the operatives for their exceptional display of bravery and gallantry.

Abubakar-Musa also reiterated the command’s commitment towards ensuring the safety and security of the people of the state.

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