Notorious Kidnapper, Bandit, ‘Salisu’ In Police Net
The Katsina State Command of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has arrested a notorious bandit, and kidnapper named Tanimu Salisu. The command also rescued one of their victims during an operation in Kurfi Local Government Area of the state.
The Katsina state police spokesperson SP Gambo confirmed the incident to newsmen on Thursday. He said that during the operation, another notorious kidnapper, Abubakar Nayabale was killed
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He said; “On 17/02/2020 at about 15:00hrs, bandits numbering eight (8) on motorbikes, armed with AK 47 rifles, shooting sporadically, attacked Kumare village, in Kurfi LGA of Katsina state and kidnapped one Yahaya Tella, (male), aged 55yrs of the same address.
”Operation Puff Adder led by the DPO of Kurfi LGA, in collaboration with one Vigilante group swiftly arrived the scene and engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel. The team succeeded and killed one Abubakar Nayabale, m, a notorious bandit, and arrested another notorious bandit one Tanimu Salisu, m, of Zakka village, Safana LGA of Katsina state. They also rescued the kidnapped victim and recovered two Boxer motorcycles”.
Regrettably, one member of the Vigilante group lost his life during the encounter. Investigation is ongoing.” said the PPRO.