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Suspected Bandits Kidnap 11 Passengers In Katsina

Scores of armed bandits on motorbikes on Friday afternoon, just after the Juma’at prayers, blocked Jibiya-Batsari road in Kabobi village, Katsina State and made away with 11 passengers.

The notorious bandits attacked a coloured Volkswagen Passat Wagon, with registration number EPE 754 EZ, and disappeared with the 11 passengers on board into the forest.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the state, SP Gambo Isah, disclosed this in a press statement, he signed on behalf of the State’s Commissioner of Police, Sani Buba.

According to Gambo, the Batsari DPO, on receiving the report about the development dispatch men of the “Operation Puff Adder and Sharan Daji” to the forest in a bid to rescue the kidnapped victims from the criminals.

The security agents, he said, were able to track down the hoodlums and engaged them in a gun duel that saw the police team rescuing eight out of the eleven passengers abducted by the criminals.

He said efforts were ongoing to equally rescue the remaining three persons who are currently being held.

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