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Katsina Police Rescue 40-Years-Old Kidnap Victim

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Operatives of the Katsina State Police Command on Saturday afternoon rescued a 40-year-old kidnap victim, Tukur Adamu, in Kankara Local Government Area of the state.

According to the police, the man was shot and wounded in his left thigh by his captors before being abandoned on the outskirts of the Masaku village in the council.

A police team on a routine patrol discovered the man, rescued him and took him to a hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.

The victim is said to hail from the Masaku village of the Kankara LGA.

The spokesman for the command, ASP Abubakar Aliyu, confirmed the development to PUNCH Metro on Sunday.

The spokesman for the command, ASP Abubakar Aliyu, confirmed the development to PUNCH Metro on Sunday.

He added that the state Commissioner of Police, Adamu Aliyu, commended the command’s operatives for their efforts.

The spokesman said,” On November 4, 2023, at about 1.00 p.m during a routine patrol, the command succeeded in thwarting a kidnapping attempt and rescuing one Tukur Adamu, age 40, of Masaku village, Kankara Local Government Area.

“On reaching Masaku village’s outskirts, the command’s operatives encountered a distressing kidnapping situation with the victim in a perilous situation. Without hesitation, the officers responded promptly and decisively to the situation, effectively neutralizing the threat and rescuing the victim.

“The victim, who sustained a gunshot injury to his left thigh, was rushed to the hospital for immediate medical attention and is currently responding well to treatment.

“The Commissioner of Police, Katsina State Command, CP Aliyu Abubakar Musa, while commending the officers for an exceptional display of gallantry, reemphasize the command’s commitment to ensuring the safety and security of the people of Katsina and will continue to work diligently to ensure crime has been brought to the barest minimum in the state. He further urges anyone with useful information related to this incident or any other criminal activity come forward and assist in the ongoing efforts to maintain law and order in the state. Investigation is ongoing.”

 

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