Batsari: 28 Girls Kidnapped In Katsina Rescued – Police

The Katsina State Police Command has confirmed the release of 28 girls abducted by bandits yesterday in Katsina. The girls were reportedly kidnapped while collecting firewood near Kasia village in Batsari LGA of the state.

ASP Sadiq Aliyu, the command’s spokesperson, confirmed the rescue in a statement on Tuesday. He stated that all the victims “have now regained freedom and are safe and sound.”

ASP Sadiq disclosed that on receiving the report, CP Aliyu Abubakar Musa, Katsina Police Commissioner, swiftly deployed a task force team alongside other security stakeholders. This action led to the release of all the abducted victims at about 10:40 pm on the same day of the incident.

The statement partly reads: “On the 1st of April, 2024, at about 10:30 hrs, about twenty-eight (28) girls who went to the outskirts of Kasai village, Batsari LGA, Katsina State, with intent to fetch firewood, were abducted by kidnappers.

“Upon receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Katsina State Police Command, CP Aliyu Abubakar Musa, swiftly deployed operatives to the scene, tasked with the unhurt rescue of the victims.”

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