Katsina: Gov. Raɗɗa joins security operatives, rescues kidnapped victim

Katsina State, Governor, Dikko Raɗɗa, in a joint operation with combined team of security operatives, has foiled an attack on Zakka community in Safana local government area of the State and rescued kidnapped victim.

According to a statement issued by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Kaula Mohammed, the team rescued a 33-year-old man abducted by bandits during the encounter.

Kaula-Mohammed said Gov. Raɗɗa was in Safana to inaugurate an empowerment programme sponsored by the Deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly, AbdulJalal Runka, when the operatives received distress calls that terrorists planned to attack Zakka village.

He revealed that after receiving the intelligence report, the governor immediately called-off the programme.

Gov. Raɗɗa and some few members of his entourage then joined the combined team of security personnel comprising officers of the Nigeria Police, Air Component of ‘Operation Hadarin Daji’, ground troops of the Army, and the Community Security Watch Corps.

They engaged the terrorists at Zakka forest, before the criminals advanced to the hills.

Raɗɗa said, “A 33-year-old man was bravely rescued by the gallant troops after a heavy gun battle with the terrorists that lasted almost 30 minutes. However, the terrorists were fortunate to escape without suffering casualty after their callous mission was thwarted”.

After repelling the attack, the governor directed that the rescued victim, who was shot on the leg by the terrorists, be taken to hospital for urgent treatment.

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