The Kebbi State Police Command has recorded success in repelling a bandit attack and rescuing five kidnap victims in the state.
This was disclosed by the State's Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Magaji-Kontagora.
Magaji-Kontagora explained that the five victims were abducted in two separate incidents in the state.
Explaining further to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), he said out of the five, two women and a man were abducted along Bena-Mairairai road.
He identified the victims as Jamila Ahamad, Shamsiya Ahamad and Tasi’u Haruna, all from Mairairai village of Danko/Wasagu Local Government Area of the state.
According to him: “We received information that a gang of bandits has barricaded Bena-Mairairai road and on receipt of the information, mobile policemen were immediately mobilised to the scene.
“They engaged the bandits in gun battle forcing the criminals to abandon their victims who were rescued unhurt and have been reunited with their families.
“Consequently, one Toyota Corolla, ash colour with registration number Kano DTF 236 LP belonging to the bandits was also recovered.
“To beef up security, the aggressive patrol has been intensified in the area to prevent the further incursion of the bandits."
The commissioner further stated that the other two victims who were abducted from Runtuwa Makaranta Fulani in Dakingari District of Suru LGA of the state were rescued on a hill along Bunza-Dakingari road.
He identified them as 62-year-old Aliyu Dankuroji and 70-year-old Hajiya Hauwa.
He explained that: “On receipt of the information, the Divisional Police Officer in Dakingari immediately responded and successfully rescued the victims unhurt and reunited them with their families.
“Regrettably, one Inspector Gideon attached to the team sustained a gunshot injury on his right leg during the encounter.
“He was rushed to Federal Medical Centre Birnin Kebbi for medical attention and he is responding to treatment."
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