FULL PRESS STATEMENT ; POLICE RESCUED KIDNAPPED VICTIMS

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On 12/08/2020 at about 10:30hrs, Area Commander, Dutsinma led Operation Puff Adder to Kwaro village, Dutsinma LGA of Katsina state based on the report that bandits in their numbers, armed with AK 47 rifles attacked the village, shot and killed one Mohammed Auwal, kidnapped two persons and rustled unspecified number of domestic animals. The team went after the hoodlums and engaged them in a gun duel. Consequently the team succeeded and killed two of the bandits while the rest escaped into the forest abandoning seven of their motorcycles. The two kidnapped victims one Musa Rabiu and Rabiu Sani were also rescued unhurt. One empty magazine of AK 47 rifle was also recovered. Many of the bandits are suspected to have escaped with gun shots as search parties are still combing the area with a view to arrest and/or recover more dead bodies of the hoodlums. Investigation is ongoing, please.

SP Gambo Isah
Police Public Relations Officer,
FOR: Commissioner of Police,
Katsina State Command

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