Only 15 women kidnapped by bandits in Wurma attack – Police
The Police in Katsina State have given the number of women kidnapped during the unfortunate incidence in early hours of Tuesday in Wurma community of Kurfi Local Government area as 15 women.
Katsina Post learnt that this is in total disagreement with the figures from the locals who put the number of people kidnapped to over 40 including former vice chairman of the local government and other family members of the village head (2 daughter and four granddaughters).
The Spokesperson of the Katsina State Police Command, ASP Anas Gezawa who confirmed this development, said 10 women (out of the 15 kidnapped) were rescued hours later.
ASP Gezawa also said that only five were still in captivity while the 10 rescued have been reunited with their families in the village.
According to ASP Gezawa, “DPO Kurfi reported that today 27/08/2019 at about 0015hrs unknown gunmen in large numbers invaded Wurma village of Kurfi LGA and abducted Fifteen (15) women including the Daughter and Daughter in law of the Village head, Alhaji Mustapha Mohammed (M).
“Bandits also carted away an unspecified number of cattle.
“DPO led a team of policemen to the scene but hoodlums had already escaped.
“Subsequently at about 1400hrs Ten (10) out of the Fifteen (15) abducted women have been rescued and reunited with their families at Wurma village, Kurfi L.G.A.
“Effort is intensified to rescue the victims and possible arrest of culprits,” ASP Gezawa stated.