Three victims have been rescued after the Katsina State Police Command stopped an alleged kidnapping attempt at Gogalo village in the Jibia Local Government Area of the state.
This was said in a statement released on Monday by ASP Aliyu Abubakar-Sadiq, the command’s spokesperson.
The statement said, “On November 11, at around 10.46 p.m., information was received at the Jibia Divisional Police Station regarding bandits who were attacking the village and kidnapping three people while brandishing weapons like AK-47 rifles and firing intermittently.
“Upon receiving this report, the Divisional Police Officer, Jibia, mobilised a search and rescue team to the scene.
“The team continued to comb the surrounding bushes until November 12. Around 6am, the team succeeded in tracking down the suspected kidnappers, engaging them in a gun duel.
“All the kidnapped victims were successfully rescued unhurt. Efforts are on with a view to arresting the fleeing suspects as the investigation proceeds.”