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Kebbi police rescue 7 from bandits, arrest 3 suspects

Kebbi State Police Command said it has rescued seven persons in two separate kidnap incidents at Bena-Mairairai and Ruwan Kanwa, Danko Wasagu and Jega local…

Kebbi State Police Command said it has rescued seven persons in two separate kidnap incidents at Bena-Mairairai and Ruwan Kanwa, Danko Wasagu and Jega local government areas of the state.

While briefing newsmen about the incident at the command headquarters in Birnin-Kebbi, the Commissioner of Police Ahmed Magaji Kontagora said the bandits barricaded Bena-Mairairai Road in Danko Wasagu area of the state and on receiving the information, his men were mobilized and after a severe gun duel between the security operatives and the bandits, three kidnapped victims – Jamila Ahamad, Shamsiya Ahamad and Tasi’u Haruna all of Mairairai village were rescued unhurt.

He said a Toyota Corolla with registration number Kano DTF 236 LP belonging to the bandits was also recovered, and “aggressive patrol has been intensified in the area to prevent the further incursion of the bandits.”

In a separate development, the CP said security operatives also rescued four other kidnap victims from their abductors in the Jega area of the state.

In another development, he said one Bashiru Sani of Helende village in Argungu Local Government Area of the state was intercepted for having counterfeit currency. 

“A team of policemen arrested the suspect with the sum of N316,000 counterfeit in N1,000 denomination. 

“In the course of the investigation, the principal suspect, one Samaila Umar, who printed the counterfeit currency was arrested,” the CP said.