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80 abducted Katsina Islamiya students, 4 others rescued

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The Katsina State Police Command, on Sunday, said that it’s operatives have rescued the eighty abducted Islamic students of Islamiyya Hizburrahim Islamiyya in Mahuta village, Dandume LGA of Katsina State along with four other victims.

ElombahNews earlier reported that bandits on Saturday night abducted students of the Islamiyya schools when they were returning from an Islamic occasion.

The students ran into the bandits who had reportedly kidnapped the four victims and rustled some cows.

Confirming the development, the spokesman for the Katsina Police Command SP Gambo Isah said:

“A distress call was received by DPO Dandume, that some Islamiyya Students of Hizburrahim Islamiyya, Mahuta village, Dandume LGA of Katsina state, numbering about Eighty (80), while on their way back from Maulud occasion celebrated at Unguwan Alkasim village, Dandume to Mahuta village, were accosted by bandits who had already kidnapped four(4) persons and rustled twelve (12) cows from Danbaure village, Funtua LGA, trying to escape into the forest.

“On receipt of the report, the DPO led Operations “Puff Adder, Sharan Daji and Vigilante group to the area and engaged the bandits into a fierce gun duel.

“Subsequently, the teams succeeded in dislodging the bandits and rescued all the eighty-four (84) kidnapped victims and recovered all the twelve rustled cows

“Search parties are still combing the area with a view of arresting the injured bandits and/or recovery of their dead bodies.”

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