The Police Command in Katsina State says it has killed one suspected kidnapper and rescued two children in the Dandume Local Government Area of the state. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Alhaji Usman Abdullahi, made the announcement on Friday briefing newsmen on the incident. He said that kidnappers had invaded Mahuta Village in the Local Government Area on four motorcycles.Abdullahi said that the hoodlums entered the residence of one Alhaji Rabiu Maidara on Oct. 10 and demanded huge sum of money from him. He said that when they could not get the money, they abducted two of his children at gun point. Abdullahi said that the family immediately reported the matter to the police for prompt action. He noted that the police pursued the kidnappers and had an exchange of gun fire with them, leading to the killing of one of the kidnappers, while the three others fled.

Abdullahi said that the abducted children were rescued without sustaining injury. The commissioner said that the police recovered four motorcycles, one AK 47 rifle, ammunition, cutlasses, mobile phone, two clothing materials and N2,000 cash. He called on the public to continue to provide useful information to the police that would assist the force to make the state crime free. “Our response to distress call used to be within five minutes, but we have reduced it to three minutes,’’ he said.

-NAN