The Katsina State Police Command has foiled a suspected kidnapping attempt at Gogalo village, in the Jibia Local Government Area of the state and rescued three victims.

This was contained in a statement on Monday in by the spokesman for the command, ASP Aliyu Abubakar-Sadiq.

The statement read, “On November 11, around 10.46 pm, information was received at the Jibia Divisional Police Station that bandits wielding weapons such as AK-47 rifle, shooting sporadically, attacked the village and kidnapped three persons.

“Upon receiving this report, the Divisional Police Officer, Jibia, mobilised a search and rescue team to the scene.

“The team continued to comb the surrounding bushes until November 12. Around 6am, the team succeeded in tracking down the suspected kidnappers, engaging them in a gun duel.

“All the kidnapped victims were successfully rescued unhurt. Efforts are on with a view to arresting the fleeing suspects as the investigation proceeds.”

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