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The Kaduna State Police Command has disclosed that it rescued 15 abducted persons and recovered 32 rustled cows.
The command’s spokesperson, Mohammed Jalige stated this in a statement on Sunday.
He said in the statement that gunmen has on Friday blocked the Buruku Birnin Gwari Road around Unguwan Yako forest in an attempt to kidnap occupants of two Volkswagen saloon cars.
“A swift response by the operatives of the command forced the marauding bandits to retreat and flee into the forest with bullet wounds, abandoning their victims.
“The operatives, however, searched the entire area and successfully rescued 15 victims unhurt.”
He added that the remaining victims had been profiled and subsequently reunited with their respective families.
He said rigorous patrol and manhunt for the fleeing bandits were of topmost priority to the command.
He said on April 8, around 0500hours, the command received an intelligence report indicating that some bandits were sighted around Dutsin Gaya village in the Kajuru Local Government Area, moving large herds of cattle strongly suspected to have been rustled.
“After the command got the information, as usual, operatives were mobilised to the area and engaged the bandits in a fierce gun battle which forced them to take to their heels with bullet wounds while the operatives recovered 32 rustled cows.”
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