The operatives of the Nigeria Police in Katsina State on Friday, July 23 engaged bandits in a gun battle to rescue eight kidnapped victims.
Naija News understands that the bandits yesterday abducted 11 passengers at Kabobi village along the Jibia-Batsari Road in the Batsari Local Government Area of the state.
The bandits were said to have barricaded the road around 2:30pm when they attacked a white Volkswagen Passat car which the passengers were travelling in before abducting them.
The vehicle was with Registration number: EPE 754 EZ. Reports had it that the bandits ordered the victims out of the vehicle and marched them into the forest.
Police operatives, however, ambushed the bandits and rescued eight out of the eleven abducted victims.
The Spokesman for the Katsina police command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident on Friday night.
The police spokesman said security operatives engaged the bandits in a gun duel, rescued some of the victims but were still combing the forest with a view to rescuing the other victims.
Gambo said, “Search parties are still combing the area with a view of arresting the fleeing bandits and to rescue the remaining three persons. Investigation is ongoing.”
Source: Naija News