Katsina State Police Police Rescue 26 Kidnap Victims:
Speaking with newsmen on Wednesday evening, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, disclosed that the state police command has rescued some abductees in the number of 26 from their abductors.
9jatoday understands that the 26 abductees were kidnapped in January 2020, after an attack launched by over a hundred of gunmen at Badna Buruku village of Chukum Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
However, SP Isah revealed that the kidnapped victims were rescued at Dungun Mu’azu Forest in Sabuwa Local Government Area of Katsina State.
He said that the bandits had kidnapped their victims on 50 motorcycles into a forest in Zamfara state and demanded the sum of N26 million as ransom or they kill all the victims.
“18 males and eight females made up the numbers of rescued victims,” he revealed.
Reacting to the rescue, Isah said, “Yesterday at about 1000hours, the command succeeded in rescuing 26 kidnapped victims at Dungun Mu’azu village in Sabuwa Local Government Area of Katsina State.
“On 6th January 2020 at about 0600hours, bandits on 50 motorcycles numbering over a hundred attacked Badna Buruku village of Chukum Local Government Area of Kaduna state and kidnapped 26 persons, eighteen males and eight are females, and took them on motorcycles into a forest in Zamfara state.”
“The hoodlums demanded the payment of N1 million per head from their families, totalling the sum of N26 million as ransom or they kill all the victims,” he said.
Speaking further he noted that “the Command on Tuesday at about 1000 hours, succeeded in rescuing the victims at Dungun Mu’azu forest in Sabuwa local government area of Katsina state.”
He noted that the police squad found the victims wandering about and that they were immediately taken to the Ibrahim Coomassie Police Hospital in the state for proper treatment.
He, however, said that the command is will take necessary measure to reunite the victims with their families while an investigation is ongoing.