Eleven Kidnapped Persons Escape From…


Eleven Kidnapped Persons Escape From…

Eleven Kidnapped Persons Escape From…
A file of a police officer displaying the crest of the Nigeria Police Force. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV


No fewer than of kidnap have escaped and one was rescued by the police from the hands of in Katsina metropolis.

told Channels Television that the invaded the town at about 2:00 am on Wednesday and operated for almost two across Shagari Low-Cost and Rima Quarters in the state capital.

According to the residents, the terrorists, roughly twenty, ransacked the communities before they eventually took their victims to Nasarawa-Bugaje village in the neighboring Jibia Local Area of the State.

Three of the escaped victims simply as Mas’udu Musa, , and Abdulhadi Sa’adu, who are mainly local security personnel, told Channels Television that the invaded the communities barefooted. The attackers, armed with sophisticated weapons, also bore security personnel .

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They narrated that the , upon their arrival, were looking for a lawmaker’s house which was not in existence in the area. The gunmen, however, insisted on being taken to the house.

In the beginning, the jointly tied the hands of eleven people randomly up from different locations and shepherd them to a house owned by a well-to-do , Abdullahi Esha, M, of Sokoto Rima Quarters, Katsina, where they kidnapped his newlywed 18-year-old wife, one Walida Abdul-Aziz Maigoro.

“Their target (terrorists) was to kidnap the wife of a rich man at Sokoto rima Quarters, Katsina,” one of the victims learned.

A community leader in Shagari Low-Cost, name withheld, said are on top gear to enhance the security network in the area.

He said one of the residents, who is a medical doctor, had due to the attack evacuated his entire to a safer place in Kano State this .

The Katsina State Police also confirmed the incident. The Police spokesman, SP Isah,  stated that the incident when a team of terrorists, armed with AK-47 rifles, attacked the house of one Abdullahi Lawal Esha, M, of Sokoto Rima Quarters, Katsina, and kidnapped his wife.

According to him, the command’s police Anti-kidnapping Unit and patrol were dispatched to the area and chased after the hoodlums.

“The teams had a fierce gun duel with the which made them flee and abandon their heinous mission.

“Subsequently, the team succeeded in rescuing the victim, one Walida Abdulaziz Maigoro, ‘F’, 18yrs, unhurt,” he added.

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