Police foil kidnap attempt in Katsina

THE Katsina State Police Command on Thursday thwarted a kidnap attempt in the Dandume Local Government Area of the state.

In a statement released on Friday, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Gambo Isah said some gunmen invaded the area in a bid to abduct residents for ransom.

However, the report of the invasion was received by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the Dandume Police Division.

Read also:

Bandits attack hostels in Zamfara, kidnap varsity students

Security forces rescue four kidnap victims in Katsina

Isah disclosed that the DPO led a team of police officers and laid ambush along possible exit routes available to the bandits in Sabuwa Local Government Area.

“The team engaged the bandits in a fierce gun duel and successfully repelled them. The doggedness, uncommon courage and tactical operational strategy adopted by the police officers made the bandits to flee into the forest with varying degree of bullet wounds,” the Katsina State Police Command spokesman said in the statement.

    Isah also said that nine people who had been abducted by the bandits were rescued by the police.

    “In the course of profiling the scene, all the nine abducted persons were rescued unhurt and some GSM phones and food items stolen from the village by the hoodlums were also recovered,” he said.

    The police command urged members of the public to cooperate with security agents by providing credible information on terrorists and their collaborators.

    The statement added that the command assured members of the public of its commitment to the ongoing battle against banditry and terrorism in the country.


    Ijeoma Opara is a journalist with The ICIR. Reach her via [email protected] or @ije_le on Twitter.

    Join the ICIR WhatsApp channel for in-depth reports on the economy, politics and governance, and investigative reports.

    Support the ICIR

    We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

    Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

    If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation


    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Support the ICIR

    We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

    - Advertisement