A group of bandits, on Friday, July 23, 2021, attacked Kabobi village in the Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Politics Nigeria learnt that the bandits attacked the village before President Muhammadu Buhari concluded his Sallah holiday in Daura, his hometown in the state.
Although, operatives of the Katsina State Police Command foiled the attack on the village, as they rescued some persons who were kidnapped during the attack.
Confirming this development, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Gambo Isah, in a statement, said: “On Friday, July 23, 2021, at about 14:30hrs, bandits in their numbers, on motorbikes, armed with AK 47 rifles, blocked Jibia-Batsari road, exactly at Kabobi village, Batsari LGA.
“The hoodlums attacked and kidnapped all the occupants of a motor vehicle, Volkswagen Passat Wagon, and whisked them away into the forest.
“On receipt of the report, DPO Batsari led teams of Operation Puff Adder and ‘Sharan Daji’ to the area and engaged them into a gun duel and successfully rescued eight of the victims.
“Those rescued include a 70-year-old man, 13-year-old girl, three 12-year-old girls, all from Garin Inu village, Batsari LGA of Katsina state.
“Another 20-year-old girl, and her two children, all from Turaku Quarters in Batsari LGA of Katsina state.”
According to Isah, search parties were still combing the area with a view of arresting the fleeing bandits and rescuing the remaining three missing persons.