Police repel bandits attack in Katsina, Rescue 8 Victims
The Katsina State Police Command says it has foiled bandits attack at Kabobi village in Batsari Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Gambo Isah, said in a statement in Katsina that the gunmen, in their numbers, struck at about 14.30hours on Friday.
They rode into town on motorbikes and were armed with AK47 rifles.
The police said the terrorists proceeded to block the Jibia-Batsari road, attacking and kidnapping “all the occupants of a motor vehicle, Volkswagen Passat Wagon, and whisking 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 in 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 (were also rescued).”
He explained that search parties are still combing the area with a view to arresting the fleeing bandits and rescue the remaining three missing persons.