Operatives of the Katsina Police Tactical Unit repelled an attack by bandits and rescued one Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi-Tafashiya.
The State police spokesperson, SP Gambo Isah, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, 4 September, 2022 in Katsina.
According to Isah, the police command received a distress call to the effect that eleven terrorists on motorcycles and armed with AK-47 rifles attacked the residence of one Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi-Tafashiya, aged 60, of Kankia LGA and abducted him to an unknown destination.
Upon receipt of the report, Isah said, the DPO in that area led a tactical unit to the area and blocked the hoodlums at Juga village.
“The team engaged the hoodlums in a fierce gun duel and successfully repelled them. The kidnapped victim was rescued unhurt.
“In the course of scanning the scene, two terrorists were neutralised and one of their operational motorcycles was recovered. An investigation is ongoing”, Isah said.