Officers of the Nigeria Police Force in Katsina have killed two suspected members of a kidnap syndicate after a gun duel in Malumfashi Local Government Area of the state.
In the process, the police arrested one suspected member of the criminal gang while one of their victims was rescued.
Revealing the incidence to newsmen, the state Police Commissioner, CP Sanusi Buba said the victim was rescued by the SARS team at Yar’tala Village, Malumfashi L.G following an intelligence report.
“Today at being the 18th of January 2020 at about 03:00hrs, SARS commander and his team acting on intelligence report, stormed the camp of one Ibrahim Masaja at yartala village, Malumfashi LGA of the Katsina state, where a kidnapped victim Paul Lawal, m, aged 25yrs of Malumfashi was held hostage and the sum of N15Million demanded by the kidnappers”.
The police were able to arrest one Muhammad Bello, 34, and Babangida Sarkin Turaki, 25, all of Marabar dayawa village Kafur L.G.A. He added
According to him, one suspect arrested, two suspects died as a result of a gun duel with the police while others escaped.
He, however, enjoins members of public to always support and cooperate with the command in the ongoing fight against crime and criminality in the state.
Recalled that on 4th January 2020 kidnappers stormed Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS) Malumfashi staff Quarters where they kidnapped one, Mr. Paul Lawal, at there residence.
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