Police foil suspected kidnappers’ operation in Katsina


Katsina State Police Command operatives have foiled an attempt by some kidnappers tormenting commuters along Sabuwa-Mararabar Yakawada road in Sabuwa Local Government Area of the state.

Sources revealed that 30 terrorists had stormed the road around 2.45 p.m on that day and were about to commence operation when a police team from the council intervened.

The sources continued that the encounter led to a fierce gun duel between the police team and the gang of terrorists leading to the death of one of the kidnap gang members.

 The police revealed that one AK-47 rifle and four motorcycles were recovered from the terrorists.

The Spokesman for the Katsina Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the development on Thursday morning.

He explained “On Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at about 2.45 p.m, a distress call was received that terrorists numbering 30, on motorcycles, armed with AK-47 rifles, blocked Sabuwa-Mararabar Yakawada road, Sabuwa Local Government Area of Katsina state, with the intent to rob and kidnap.

“On receipt of the report, DPO Sabuwa Division led a tactical unit to the area and engaged the hoodlums in a fierce gun duel. The team successfully repelled the terrorists from their heinous mission.

“In the course of scanning the scene, a terrorist was neutralized, one AK-47 rifle and four of their operational motorcycles were recovered. It is feared that many terrorists were neutralized and/or escaped the scene with gunshot wounds. Investigation is still ongoing.”