The police have rescued two women from suspected bandits in Kurfi Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Katsina, Gambo Isah, confirmed this in a statement on Monday, May 11, 2020.
He explained that the rescue operation was carried out following a distress call they received on Thursday last week.
The bandits, numbering about 10 and armed with AK 47 rifles, were said to have stormed Sabon Layi village on motorbikes and kidnapped some women.
According to Isah, the team succeeded and rescued Huraira Murnai age 60 and Hadiza Murnai, 50.
He noted that the hoodlums escaped into the forest while the police have commenced an investigation into the attack on the village.
Meanwhile, the command’s spokesman revealed that a group of bandits blocked a feeder road leading to Dankar village in Batsari LGA where they robbed innocent villagers of their belongings on Monday, May 11, 2020.
He said a team of police operatives moved to the scene, chased, and engaged the hoodlums in a heavy gun duel.
He revealed that in the course of the investigation, the team recovered one Assault Rifle (A.R.) loaded with 14 rounds of 5.56mm live ammunition and a motorcycle Kasea, red in colour, unregistered, with Chassis No. LAELE2413KMG45286 and engine NO. 157FMI190745358 belonging to the bandits.