The Katsina State Police Command has on Saturday night, at about 10 pm foiled an armed robbery attack along Funtua- Sokoto highway and rescued the victims.
An exclusive investigation by Katsina Post’s source revealed that the robbery incident occurred exactly at the portion of the road undergoing re-construction at the Funtua end.
A victim of the incident told our sources that he was traveling to Sokoto and that their vehicle had just left Funtua town and headed for Sokoto when the robbers struck. He said, the robbers, however, fled on sighting the police.
In another development, the Katsina State Police Command announced the rescue of a Kidnapped victim, Malama Nana of Guga Bakori area, at Pauwa Forest, in Kankara Local government area of Katsina state.
A press release which was signed by the state command spokesman, Superintendent Gambo Isah, said the rescue operation which was led by the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, of Kankara Local government area, CSP Garba G. Umaru, was based on a tip-off.
The release further stated that the kidnapped victim’s ransom was about being paid at Pauwa Forest when the police’ timely intervention foiled the crime and arrested the kingpin, Yunusa Musa who sustained a gunshot injury while trying to escape and evade police arrest.
The Police further stated that Yunusa will be charged to court for kidnapping and other related crimes
Meanwhile, the rescued victim was taken to General Hospital Kankara for a medical checkup and has been reunited with her family.