The Operatives of Kastina State Police Command have rescued 21 kidnapped victims after its operatives received a distress call that terrorists in their numbers on motorbikes, stormed Buraji and Sabon Sara villages and started shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles and subsequently kidnapped fifteen (15) women and six (6) children and rustled twenty (20) cows at about 0430hrs.
On receipt of the information, Area Commander, Dutsinma, ACP Mohammad Makama, led a team of police tactical units, blocked their exits route at Gandun Sarki village, engaged them in a fierce gun duel and successfully rescued all the twenty-one (21) kidnapped victims and confiscated twenty (20) rustled cows.
Many terrorists were killed and some escaped the scene with gunshot wounds. Tactical teams are still combing the area with a view of recovering their dead bodies and/or arresting the injured terrorists. Investigation is ongoing