By Our Reporter
July 18, 2020
As 14 Victims Regain Freedom
The Katsina State Police Command in the early hours of Saturday made a huge break through with the arrest of a notorious kidnapper identified as Amadu Yusuf and rescue of 14 kidnapped women.
In a statement by Command’s spokesman Gambo Isah; a Superintendent of Police, 30 cows and 60 sheep were equally recovered by the police in the early morning operation.
It was gathered that at about 1am on Saturday, the Divisional Police Officer (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 police succeeded in dislodging 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.
The 30-year old Yusuf described as a notorious member of the gang hails from Tudu village, Dutsinma LGA of Katsina state.
Detectives have commenced further investigation into the incident with a view to clamping down on the fleeing members of the gang.