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Police kill kidnap syndicate leader, rescue 65-year-old woman in Katsina State

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The Police in Katsina State have gunned down a suspected 50-year-old leader of an interstate kidnapping syndicate, Abdullahi Banmi, and rescued a 65-year-old woman, Hassana Zubairu.

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Police spokesman, Superintendent of Police Gambo Isah, said the sum of 500 million Naira ransom was demanded by the late gang leader and his team, who are at large.

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Displaying the corpse of the suspected bandits’ leader, Abdullahi Banmi, Isah said the feat was achieved, based on credible intelligence, received by the officer in charge of the anti-kidnapping unit.

He said, after attacking the 65-year-old victim, Hassana Zubairu at her house in the Sandamu Local Government Area of Katsina State, they also abducted her to a forest called Gallu, under Yankwashi Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

The Katsina Police spokesman further added that the leader was gunned down during a gun duel with officers and men of the Katsina Police Anti kidnapping unit.

Isah added that 2 other suspects were arrested during the raid, and gave their names as, 35-year-old Nana Ado and 22-year-old Ibrahim Idi.

The victim, 65-year-old Hassana Zubairu, who was too weak, old and recovering from shock, could not grant journalists interviews.