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The Katsina State Police Command has confirmed Katsina Post’s earlier news of the abduction of Islamic school students in Katsina and said that it had rescued all the victims.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo said and made available to newsmen.
The statement reads in part: “On 19/12/2020 at about 2200hrs, a distress call was received by DPO Dandume, that some Islamiyya Students of Hizburrahim Islamiyya, Mahuta village, Dandume LGA of Katsina state, numbering about Eighty (80), while on their way back from Maulud occasion celebrated at Unguwan Alkasim village, Dandume to Mahuta village, were accosted by bandits who had already kidnapped four(4) persons and rustled twelve (12) cows from Danbaure village, Funtua LGA, trying to escape into the forest.
“On receipt of the report, the DPO led Operations “Puff Adder, Sharan Daji and Vigilante group to the area and engaged the bandits into a fierce gun duel.
“Subsequently, the teams succeeded in dislodging the bandits and rescued all the eighty four (84) kidnapped victims and recovered all the twelve rustled cows.
“Search parties are still combing the area with a view of arresting the injured bandits and/or recovery of their dead bodies.
“Investigation is on going”, he said.