Police in Katsina arrest notorious kidnapper, rescue 14 victims, recover 112 animals in 2 operations 

Today 18/07/2020 at about 01:00hrs, DPO Dutsinma, CSP Muhammad Makama, led “Operation Puff Adder” to Kwantawama village, Dutsinma LGA of Katsina state, based on a report that bandits numbering about forty (40), on motorcycles, armed with AK 47 rifles, attacked the village, kidnapped fourteen (14) women including children and rustled large number of domestic animals.

The team chased after the hoodlums into the fringes of Rugu forest and engaged them in a gun duel.

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 later identified as Amadu Yusuf, M, aged 30yrs of Tudu village, Dutsinma LGA of Katsina state.

One suspected stolen motorcycle was also recovered which was abandoned by the bandits.

Similarly on the same date at about 0:30hrs, bandits attacked Zamfarawa village, Batsari LGA, and rustled animals. Dpo Batsari led Operation Puff Adder, chased and engaged the hoodlums into a gun duel.

The bandits abandoned the animals and escaped into the forest. The team recovered all the rustled twelve cows and handed them over to their owners. Investigation is ongoing.

News Credit: Katsina Post

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