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Woman Nabbed With Kidnappers After Gun Battle

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Police officers in Katsina State have succeeded in the arrest of a suspected female kidnapper after a fierce gun encounter in Sabon Layin Sira village of Kafur area of the state.

This was contained in a statement signed by the state Commissioner of Police Sanusi Buba;
ARREST OF A SUSPECTED FEMALE KIDNAPPER AND RECOVERY OF TRAVO-21 RIFLE, BREECH NO.38801176 WITH SEVENTY NINE ROUNDS OF 5.6MM LIVE AMMUNITION;

On 11/04/2019 at about 13:00hrs, based on credible intelligence, the Command succeeded in raiding a criminal hideout at Sabon Layin Sira village, Kafur LGA of Katsina state. After a fierce encounter with the bandits, the Police team succeeded in dislodging them. A search was immediately carried out in the camp and the following exhibits were recovered:

One Trevor-21 Rifle No.38801176
Seventy-nine rounds of 5.6mm live ammunition
One unregistered Boxer Motorcycle
National ID Card

However, on the same date at about 17:00hrs, one Safiya Alhaji Yakubu, ‘f’, aged 41 yrs of Runka village, Safana LGA of Katsina state was arrested roaming around the camp.

In the course of investigation, she confessed to being the wife of the owner of the recovered rifle, one Alh Yakubu ‘m’ of Runka village, Safana LGA of Katsina state and mentioned three others now at large. Investigation is ongoing.

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