Katsina State Police Command has said it succeeded in freeing eight kidnapped victims from bandits that blocked the Jibiya-Batsari road in Kabobi village of the state.
The victims were rescued by men of Operation Puff Adder and Sharan Daji according to the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah in a statement issued on behalf of the CP, Sani Buba.
Rural Post learned that notorious bandits had attacked a colored Volkswagen Passat Wagon, with registration number EPE 754 EZ and whisked away with 11passengers onboard into the forest.
According to Gambo, “the Batsari DPO, on receiving the report about the development dispatched men of the Operation Puff Adder and Sharan Daji to the forest in a bid to rescue the kidnapped victims from the criminals”
The security agents, he said, were able to track down the hoodlums and engage the bandits in a gun duel that saw the police team rescuing eight out of the eleven passengers abducted by the criminals.
He said efforts were ongoing to equally rescue the remaining three persons who are currently being held.