Katsina police arrest 30-year-old notorious suspected kidnapper, rescues 14 victims

Katsina police arrest 30-year-old notorious suspected kidnapper, rescues 14 victims

Police in katsina says it has arrested a 30 year old notorious suspected kidnapper and leader of a bandit group, Amadu Yusuf at Tudu village in Dutsinma area council of the state.

This is contained in a statement signed by the command spokesman SP Gambo Isah and obtained by AIT.

According to the statement, District Police Officer of Dutsinma, CSP Muhammad Makama led “Operation Puff Adder” to Kwantawama village, Dutsinma LGA of Katsina state, based on a report that bandits numbering about 40, on motorcycles, armed with AK 47 rifles, attacked the village, kidnapped fourteen (14) women including children and rustled a large number of domestic animals.

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The statement further added that, the team chased after the hoodlums into the fringes of Rugu forest and engaged them in a gun duel.

Isah says the team succeeded and dislodged the bandits, rescued all the kidnapped fourteen women, thirty (30) cows, sixty (60) sheep and arrested one of the bandits leader identified as Amadu Yusuf.

The police spokesman further added that, Investigation is ongoing into the incident.

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