The police have dispatched the Tactical Squad of the Inspector-General of Police, the counter-terrorism unit and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, among other security agencies to free the Magajin Garin Daura, Alhaji Musa Umar, who was kidnapped by gunmen in the town on Wednesday.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Gambo Isah, who spoke with newsmen on Friday at his office, however, said the efforts had not been able to secure the release of the monarch.
He said, “We are still on the trail of the abductors but nothing substantial yet. The IGP Tactical Squad, SARS teams, PMF (Police Mobile Force) and counter-terrorism units have already been deployed to rescue the victim alive and safely to his family.
“The command enjoins members of the public to always assist the security agencies with timely and actionable intelligence on the activities of bandits. They should be assured that the command and other security agencies are working to end activities of bandits.”
Meanwhile, security has been beefed up in Daura, Katsina State, and its surrounding towns following Wednesday’s kidnap of Umar, who was still being held by his abductors as of Saturday.