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After gun duel with bandits, Police rescue 6 abducted teenage girls in Katsina


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The Katsina State Police Command has confirmed the rescue of six girls who were kidnapped by armed gunmen in in Mata-Mulki village of Batsari local government area of the state.

In a statement on Thursday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Gambo Isah, said the victims were rescued by men of Operation Puff Adder after a gun duel with the hoodlums.

According to him, the victims were kidnapped while working on their farmlands in the village on Tuesday at about 10: 23pm.

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Mr Isah said: “On 01/01/2020 at about 12:30hrs, a distress call was received that unrepentant bandits in their numbers armed with AK 47 rifles have kidnapped some women working inside a farm at Mata-Mulki village of Batsari Local Government area of Katsina State.

“Operation Puff Adder led by DPO Batsari swiftly moved to the area. The team gave the hoodlums a hot chase into the forest and engaged them in a gun duel.

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“Consequently, the bandits abandoned the victims and ran into the forest. And the team succeeded in rescuing one Zahara’u Abdullahi, aged 16 years and five other young women all of Mata-Mulki village of Batsari Local Government area of Katsina State.”

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