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Police, army foil kidnap attempt in Katsina, rescue 10 victims

Police, army foil kidnap attempt in Katsina, rescue 10 victims

The police in Katsina State in collaboration with the army has foiled a kidnap attempt and rescued 10 victims on Kukar Babangida/Yan Gayya feeder road.

Abubakar Sadiq-Aliyu, the command’s public relations officer, stated disclosed this on Tuesday in Katsina.

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On February 25, at about 10.40 p.m, the police command in collaboration with the military foiled a bandit attack and rescued 10 kidnapped victims along Kukar Babangida to Yan Gayya feeder road, Jibia Local Government Area.

“The joint team while on routine patrol along the road, came under serious fire by some suspected armed bandits in their numbers, armed with dangerous weapons like AK-47 rifles.

“Promptly, the operational competent patrol team returned fire and succeeded in foiling the attack and rescued 10 kidnapped victims.”

The police spokesman said that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Aliyu Abubakar-Musa, commended the officers for displaying exceptional gallantry.

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He urged the people to continue to support the command and other security agencies in the state with timely information for swift action against all forms of crime and criminality.

Sadiq-Aliyu expressed the commissioner’s commitment to ensuring a safer Katsina state.