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Breaking: Two Kidnap Victims Rescued In Katsina. [Nigeria]

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The police have rescued two women from suspected bandits in Kurfi Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Katsina, Gambo Isah, confirmed this in a statement on Monday.

He explained that the rescue operation was carried out following a distress call they received on Thursday last week.

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The bandits, numbering about 10 and armed with AK 47 rifles, were said to have stormed Sabon Layi village on motorbikes and kidnapped some women.

“Consequently, DPO Kurfi led Operation Puff Adder and vigilante group and chased the hoodlums up to Kaguwa village where they engaged the hoodlums into a gun duel,” the statement said.

According to Isah, the team succeeded and rescued the duo of Huraira Murnai (60) and Hadiza Murnai (50).

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He noted that the hoodlums escaped into the forest while the police have commenced an investigation into the attack on the village.

Meanwhile, the command’s spokesman revealed that a group of bandits blocked a feeder road leading to Dankar village in Batsari LGA where they robbed innocent villagers of their belongings on Monday.

He said a team of police operatives moved to the scene, chased, and engaged the hoodlums in a heavy gun duel.

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“Due to the superior firepower of the police, the hoodlums abandoned their mission and escaped into the nearby forest.

“In the course of the investigation, the team recovered one Assault Rifle (A.R.) loaded with 14 rounds of 5.56mm live ammunition and a motorcycle Kasea, red in colour, unregistered, with Chassis No. LAELE2413KMG45286 and engine NO. 157FMI190745358 belonging to the bandits,” the statement added.


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90% of Boko Haram’s attacks not on Muslims – FFK tackles Buhari


Critic and former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has branded President Muhammadu Buhari a liar for saying that 90 percent of Boko Haram’s victims are Muslim.

Buhari had on Tuesday said 90 per cent of all Boko Haram’s victims in the past years have been Muslims.

The president, in an article published in ‘Speaking Out,’ a guest opinion column for “Christianity Today”, said that the perception that members of the sect were always targeting Christians in Nigeria was not true.


“It is the reality that some 90 per cent of all Boko Haram’s victims have been Muslims,” Buhari said.

“They include a copycat abduction of over 100 Muslim schoolgirls, along with their single Christian classmate, shootings inside mosques; and the murder of two prominent imams.


“It is a simple fact that these now-failing terrorists have targeted the vulnerable, the religious, the non-religious, the young, and the old without discrimination, ” Buhari said.

Reacting to this development, Fani-Kayode said Buhari was lying about the matter as majority of communities being attacked were dominated by Christians.

“This is a lie.The overwhelming majority of communities that Boko Haram targets are Christian.The same with the Fulani militias.

“The killing of Christians in Nigeria is a common blood sport which shall continue as long as Buhari is President,” he stated.


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