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Police kill ‘kidnapper’, rescue victim in Katsina

Police kill ‘kidnapper’, rescue victim in Katsina
February 20
13:05 2020
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The Katsina state police command says it killed a suspected kidnapper and rescued his victim in Kumare village, Kurfi local government area of the state.

Gambo Isah, the police public relations officer in the state, made this known in a statement on Thursday.

He said Abubakar Nayabale, the suspected kidnapper, carried out an attack on the village, alongside seven other bandits.

Isah said one of the bandits was arrested as the police rescued Yahaya Tella, the 55-year-old victim.

“On 17/02/2020 at about 15:00hrs, Operation Puff Adder led by the DPO Kurfi in collaboration with Vigilante group swiftly responded to a distress call that bandits numbering eight (8) on motorbikes, armed with AK 4t rifles, shooting sporadically, attacked Kumare village, Kurfi LGA of Katsina state and kidnapped one Yahaya Tella, m, aged 55yrs of the same address,” the statement read.

“The team moved to the scene and engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel, killing one Abubakar Nayabale, m, a notorious bandit, arrested another notorious bandit one Tanimu Salisu, m, of Zakka village, Safana LGA of Katsina state, rescued the victim and recovered two Boxer motorcycles.”

The spokesman said a member of the vigilante group lost his life during the encounter with the bandits, and that investigation is in progress.

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