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Police prevent terrorist attack in Katsina, rescue kidnapped victims

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The Katsina Police Command prevented a suspected kidnapping attempt in Gogalo village, Jibia local government area, and rescued three abducted people.

This was disclosed by ASP Aliyu Abubakar-Sadiq, the command’s spokesman, on Monday in Katsina.

He said, “On Nov. 11, at about 10:46 pm, information was received at the Jibia divisional police station that armed bandits wielding dangerous weapons such as the AK-47 rifle, shooting sporadically, attacked the village and kidnapped three persons.”

He further added that, “Upon receiving this report, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Jibia promptly mobilized a search and rescue team to the scene.

“The team continued to comb the surrounding bushes until Nov. 12. At about 6 a.m., the team succeeded in tracking down the suspected kidnappers, engaging them in a gun duel.

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“All the kidnapped victims were successfully rescued unhurt. Efforts are on to arrest the fleeing suspects as the investigation proceeds.”

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