Police blame bank for kidnap of staff in Katsina


The Katsina State Police Command has blamed one of the old generation banks for the eventual kidnap of one of its staff living at Shagari quarters in the outskirts of Funtua, Katsina State last Thursday.

Spokesman of the Command, Superintendent Gambo Isah, told The Nation the failure of the bank to provide decent and secured accommodation for their staff often exposes them to several security risks

He said:’’The bank staff was staying outside the metropolitan area, in fact on the outskirts of Funtua that is insecurity prone and the bandits kidnapped him.

“In fact, I have called to speak with the manager of the bank.

‘’For somebody who is new in an environment where he is not an indigene of Katsina not even from the North to be employed by the organisation and left to hang out in any questionable environment does not speak good of such organisation.

‘’The banks must have to secure a very good environment for its staff like what we used to have in other organisations.

“Even in the Police, we have barracks, yes a bank like this should have accommodation or Quarters, even if it’s a ranted one that they put their staff so that adequate security could be provided for them.

“An accommodation that is not suitable by a bank for its staff is very unfortunate’’

The PPRO further called on the citizens to shun raising false alarms assuring security agencies were working hard to tackle banditry in Katsina state

The Nation recalled that some gunmen around 11.15 pm in Shagari Quarters in Funtua, Katsina State kidnapped a staff of one of the old generation banks simply called, Mr. Alex and two other daughters of one Alhaji Hassan Fari, also a resident, who slumped and died during the attack.


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