The Katsina State Police Command has rescued 13 persons abducted by bandits in Gatakawa village in the Kankara Local Government Area.
The bandits were said to have invaded the village around 4am, kidnapped the victims and cart away foods stuff looted from shops.
It was reported that the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Kankara division on Monday led operatives of Operation Puff Adder to the village and engaged the bandits in a gun duel and 13 victims were rescued.
The spokesman for the police command, SP Gambo Isah, who confirmed the rescue stated that investigation will be effectively carried out.
He said, “Search parties are still combing the area with a view to arresting the injured bandits or recover their dead bodies. Investigation is ongoing.”
He also added that an ex-convict was arrested, for fraudulently purchasing a Toyota Corolla, 2016 Model, valued at N5.4m using a fake bank transfer teller.
The police spokesman said Khamis Abdullahi had already taken delivery of the car and was driving it towards Zaria when security operatives approached him on December 2.
Isah said, “Investigation revealed that he is a habitual offender and an ex-convict who has been found guilty of similar offences in Kaduna State. Investigation is ongoing.”