New Set of Kidnapped Katsina Students
The new set of kidnapped Katsina State students have been reportedly rescued from their abductors.
The students of an Islamic School were unfortunatly kidnaped by men described as bandits in Dandume local government area of the state.
Saturday night was not fun for the over a hundred students of Islammiyya who were returning home after attending a Maulud celebration in neighbouring Mahuta village when they were attacked.
Spokesperson of Katsina police command, Gambo Isah has however confirmed the rescue of the kidnapped students.
According to him, security operatives and local vigilante engaged the bandits in a gun battle, resulting in the rescue of the 84 students abducted on Saturday night.
“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.”
It would be recalled that the Kankara school boys kidnapped from Katsina State were recently rescued after spending about a week in the hands of their abductors.
Some of the students who narrated their ordeal said they were only given food once in two days and they defecated in the same place they slept.