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Katsina police rescue 70-year-old kidnap victim, arrest terrorists' informant and other suspects

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The Katsina State Police Command has rescued a kidnap victim and arrested an informant to terrorists, suspected armed robbers and vandals.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Gambo Isah, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, said that on March 20, terrorists in their numbers, on motorbikes, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles, attacked the residence of a 70-year-old man, Sada Kotoko, of Unguwar Fulani, Barkiya village, Kurfi LGA, kidnapped him and rustled forty of his cows.

"Upon receipt of the report, operatives from the command responded swiftly and engaged the bandits in a fierce gun duel, rescued the kidnapped victim and recovered all the rustled animals. Some the bandits escaped into the forest with bullets wounds. Investigation is still ongoing," he stated. 
"On the 7/3/2022 at about 1400hrs, based on credible intelligence, the Command succeeded in arresting one Salisu Halilu, ‘m’, aged 35yrs of Yar Wafa village Kurfi LGA, strongly suspected to be an informer to terrorist bandits terrorizing Kurfi, Safana and Dutsinma LGA respectively," the PPRO stated.



"In the course of investigation, suspect confessed to the commission of the offence and further stated that he conspired with one (1) one Yellow Auta Ring Leader (2) Babayye (3) Ado Tsoho (4) Sannu and other gang members now at large to rustled over hundred (100) cows belonging to one (1) Malan umme (2) Ali ‘m’ of Dagarawa village (3) Kabiru ‘m’ of Yar Barza village (4) Sule and others at Kudawa village of Kurfi LGA.

He further confessed to be part of the terrorist that kidnapped one Alh Ibrahim Bello ‘m’ where a ransom of one hundred thousand (100,000) naira was given to him as his own share of the proceed of the kidnapping. Investigation is ongoing.

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