The police command in Katsina says it has repelled an attack by bandits on Gidan Duka village, in Kankara local government area, rescuing 11 kidnap victims in Safana.
SP Gambo Isah, the command’s spokesperson who disclosed this in a statement, on Sunday, in Katsina, said 38 cows and 11 sheep were recovered.
“Today, November 14, 2021, bandits in their numbers, armed with AK-47 rifles, attacked Gidan Duka village, Kankara LGA of Katsina state, and rustled an unspecified number of domestic animals. The DPO Kankara and his team swiftly responded to the distress call and chased after the hoodlums,” said the police statement. “The team met the bandits at Danmarabu village and engaged them in a firefight. The bandits escaped into the forest, abandoning all the rustled animals.”
The statement added, “The team also recovered an operational motorcycle belonging to the bandits, while investigation is ongoing.”
The police added that based on credible intelligence, the command succeeded in rescuing 11 kidnapped victims from Sabon Garin Safana, explaining that “the victims were rescued from a bandits’ hideout, on the outskirts of Tsaskiya village, in Safana.
“It may be recalled that bandits attacked Sabon Garin Safana village on November 12, 2021, and kidnapped 11 of the villagers,” said the statement. “The victims were taken to Dutsinma General Hospital for medical examination/treatment and have already been reunited with their respective families.”