The police command in Katsina says it rescued three kidnap victims after bandits attacked Gogalo village in Jibia LGA.
“On November 11, at about 10:46 p.m., information was received at the Jibia divisional police station that armed bandits wielding dangerous weapons such as the AK-47 rifle, shooting sporadically, attacked the village and kidnapped three persons,” said a police statement by ASP Aliyu Abubakar-Sadiq, the spokesman for the command.
It added, “Upon receiving this report, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Jibia promptly mobilised a search and rescue team to the scene. The team continued to comb the surrounding bushes until November 12, at about 6:00 a.m., 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.”