Personnel of the Katsina State Police Command has indicated that it has foiled a kidnapped attack in the state.
According to the police, the suspected bandits carried out the attack at Layin Minister, in Malumfashi Local Government Area of the state.
This was made known by the command’s spokesperson, Gambo Isah in a statement issued released to newsmen.
The statement reads;
“On July 17, 2021, 17/07/2021 at about 11:02 pm, bandits on motorcycles, armed with an AK 47 rifle, blocked a feeder road at Layin Minister, Malumfashi LGA, and kidnapped a 45-year-old man from Tafkin Jege village, Kafur LGA.
A team of policemen, led by DPO Kankara, intercepted them at Unguwar Nakome, Yargoje village, Kankara, engaged them in a gun duel, and rescued the victim.
In the course of profiling the scene, one AK-47 rifle was recovered. Many bandits are feared to have escaped with gunshot wounds, while a search party is still combing the area with a view to arresting the fleeing bandits.
The Command urges members of the public to continue to cooperate with security agencies by giving them credible information.”