Security operatives in the early hours of Saturday rescued 14 kidnapped women and children in Dutsin-ma Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Operative under the code name “Operation Puff Adder”, the security team also arrested a suspected a notorious hoodlum during the anti – banditry operation based on a tip-off.
Source said the team the team which was led by the Divisional Crime Officer (DCO), CSP Muhammad Makama, is also on a chase of those behind the kidnap.
Nummbering about 40, the bandits who came on motorcycles were said to have attacked Kwantawama village, Dutsin-ma Local Government Area where they abducted the women and children and rustled a large number of domestic animals on Saturday around 1 am.
the spokesman of the state police command, SP Gambo Isah, who confirmed the incident said the security team chased the bandits into the fringes of Rugu forest and engaged them in a gun duel, adding that investigation into the incident is in progress.
“The team succeeded and dislodged the bandits, rescued all the kidnapped 14 women (including children), recovered 30 cows, 60 sheep, and arrested one of the bandits later identified as Amadu Yusuf, aged 30 years of Tudu village, Dutsin-ma Local Government Area,” he stated.