Police kill notorious kidnapper, rescued victims in Katsina
On 07/03/2020 at about 23:30hrs, bandits in their numbers, on motorbikes, armed with AK 47 rifles, shooting sporadically attacked Yakasai village, Kurfi LGA of Katsina State and kidnapped one Zaianabu Hamisu, f aged 40yrs and Ali Muazu, m, aged 19yrs of the same address.
In the process they shot one Alhaji Audu Sabe, m, 70yrs on his face and wounded one Alhaji Hamisu Sabe, m, on the head with a stick.
On receipt of the distress call, DPO Kurfi led a team of Policemen and laid ambush at the possible escape route of the bandits.
Fortunately, after an hour, the hoodlums ran into the police officers and were engaged in a gun duel.
The DPO and team succeeded in rescuing the two kidnapped victims alive and unhurt while many of the bandits escaped with gun shots wounds.
The two wounded victims were taken to Kurfi General Hospital for treatment.
Search party were dispatched to comb the nearby forest with a view to arrest wounded or killed bandits and to recover their operational weapons.
Consequently, on 08/03/2020 at about 10:00hrs, one of the wounded bandits, identified as one Tukur Atti, alias “TUKURU”, m, 25yrs of Ummadau , Zakka village, Safana LGA of Katsina state, a notorious member of group of bandits terrorizing Kurfi, Batsari and Safana LGA of Katsina state, was found fatally wounded and unconscious in the forest.
He died on the way to the hospital and was certified died by the attending physician. Investigation is ongoing.