Two female hostages who were kidnapped by bandits in Galadimawa community in Kaduna state have been rescued by Police operatives.
The hostages, identified as Halima Rabiu aged 16, and Suwaiba Nura aged 27 who were kidnapped at Dindibis Gangara of Galadimawa district were rescued during a fierce encounter between the police with bandits in Galadimawa community of Giwa Local Government Area in Kaduna State.
NigeriaCrime.com learned that on the 13th of September 2022 at about 4:40 pm operatives of Kaduna State Police Command on Operation Whirl Punch(OPWP) while on routine crime prevention patrol and surveillance along Shillalai Road of Galadimawa district of Giwa LGA intercepted a gang of armed bandits bearing sophisticated weapons which resulted in a fierce exchange of fire.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Kaduna State Police Command, DSP Muhammed Jalige said operatives of Kaduna State Police Command on Operation Whirl Punch(OPWP) while on routine patrol along Shillalai Road of Galadimawa district of Giwa LGA intercepted a gang of armed bandits bearing sophisticated weapons which resulted in a fierce exchange of fire.
“The bandits succumbed to the superior tactical firepower of the Police and fled in disarray into the forest with varying degrees of bullet wounds.”
“Upon further push into the forest, the Operatives rescued two (2) female kidnapped victims forced to be abandoned by their fleeing abductors. An unregistered operational Honda Motorcycle belonging to the kidnappers was equally recovered.
“Subsequently, the said victims were medically evaluated and handed over to their respective families as discreet investigation is still ongoing.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner Police Kaduna Command CP Yekini Ayoku has assured the public of the Command’s commitment to sparing no effort and resources in ensuring the execution of the ongoing operation to restore public order and sanity in all nooks and crannies of the State while equally soliciting for continuous support from all and sundry in that direction.