The Katsina State police command, have killed an alleged notorious kidnapper identified as Abubakar Nayabale.
The command further stated that it also apprehended one Tanimu Salisu as an associate of Nayabale in Kurfi Local Government Area of the state.
The development was revealed in a statement released to newsmen by the spokesperson of the command, SP Gambo Isah.
He said, “On 17/02/2020 at about 15:00hrs, bandits numbering eight on motorbikes, armed with AK 47 rifles attacked Kumare village, Kurfi local government area of Katsina State, began shooting sporadically and kidnapped a 55-year-old, Yahaya Tella.”
“Operation Puff Adder, led by the DPO Kurfi, in collaboration with Vigilante group swiftly responded to the scene and engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel.”
“The team succeeded in killing one Abubakar Nayabale, a notorious bandit, arrested another one, Tanimu Salisu, of Zakka village, Safana local government area of Katsina state.”
“The team rescued the victim and recovered two Boxer motorcycles from the bandits.”
Isah further stated that a member of the vigilante in the community lost his life during the encounter.