The Katsina State Police Command has announced the rescue of eight victims who were abducted in Kabobi village in the Batsari Local Government Area of the state.
The spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah disclosed this in a statement in Katsina on Friday.
The statement read: “On Friday, July 23, 2021, at about 14:30hrs, bandits in their numbers, on motorbikes, armed with AK 47 rifles, blocked Jibia-Batsari road, exactly at Kabobi village, Batsari LGA.
“The hoodlums attacked and kidnapped all the occupants of a motor vehicle, Volkswagen Passat Wagon, and whisked them away into the forest.
“On receipt of the report, DPO Batsari led teams of Operation Puff Adder and ‘Sharan Daji’ to the area and engaged them into a gun duel, and successfully rescued eight of the victims.
“Those rescued include a 70-year-old man, 13-year-old girl, three 12-year-old girls, all from Garin Inu village, Batsari LGA of Katsina state.
“Another 20-year-old girl, and her two children, all from Turaku Quarters in Batsari LGA of Katsina state.”
Isah further revealed that the search parties were still combing the area to arrest the fleeing bandits and to rescue the remaining three missing persons as investigation continues.