Katsina State Police Command rescued a 55-year-old woman after a shootout with bandits in the local government area of Safana.
Command spokesman SP Isah Gambo, who confirmed the incident in a statement Tuesday, said the woman, Hafsatu Idris, was abducted in an attack on the village of Gammo.
On Monday 23 November, the area commander Dutsinma led Operation Puff Adder to Habul Mountain, on the edge of the Rugu Forest, Safana LGA of Katsina State, based on a report according to which numerous bandits, armed with AK 47 rifles, attacked the village of Gammo, Safana and kidnapped a 55-year-old Hafsatu Idris, ‘F’ at the same address, ”Gambo said.
“The team besieged the possible escape route for the bandits. Fortunately, around 4:20 am, the bandits followed the road and, as a result, there was an exchange of gunfire. The team managed to save the area. kidnapped victim and also recovered two unregistered Bajaj motorcycles, ”he added.
Gambo said: “Many bandits fled into the forest with gunshot wounds as there were traces of bloodstains left at the scene. Police teams are currently searching the forest with a view to recovering dead bodies and / or arresting injured bandits. Investigation is in progress. “