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Katsina: Police rescue Kidnapped FUDMA students 

Katsina: Police rescue Kidnapped FUDMA students 

By Faith Awa Maji, Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command have within 24 hours, rescued two kidnapped students of the Federal University Dutsinma, FUDMA, Katsina, and one other person who were kidnapped by terrorists in Dutsinma Local Government Area of the State.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abubakar Sadiq while briefing newsmen at the Command headquarters, Katsina, said the victims were rescued during an intensive search operation by the security personnel in the area.

According to ASP Abubakar, “on August 4, 2023, the command succeeded in rescuing the trio of Ibrahim Abdulwaheed, m, Abdulrahman Abdulwasiu, m, all students of Federal University Dutsinma, Katsina, and one Malam Dauda Magini, m, age 55 years old of Bayan Radio quarters, Dutsinma LGA, Katsina.

“The fact of the case is that on August 3, 2023, at about 0209hrs, terrorist-bandits in their numbers, wielding dangerous weapons, invaded Bayan Radio quarters, situated at the fringes of Dutsinma LGA, and kidnapped the aforementioned victims.

“Upon receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Katsina State Command, CP Aliyu Abubakar Musa, promptly mobilised and deployed the Area Commander Dutsinma, DPO Dutsinma, and the command’s Anti-Kidnapping Unit led by CSP Andrew Alphouse, to the scene for a search and rescue mission led by the Area Commander to locate and safely rescue the kidnapped victims.

“In an extraordinary demonstration of teamwork, professionalism, and unwavering dedication, the rescue team combed through the bush, successfully located the kidnapped victims, and rescued them unhurt during the meticulously executed operation. The victims were immediately rushed to the hospital for medical attention.

“The CP commended the rescue team for their display of uncommon bravery and gallantry”, he said. 

He stated that the command remains committed towards ensuring the safety and security of lives and property of the people of the State. 

CP Musa further enjoined the people of the State to continue to support the command and other security agencies in the State with credible and timely information on criminal activities to enable the command take prompt and decisive action. “Investigation is ongoing”, he added. 

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