CZ: 5250/KTS/PPRO/VOL.5/XX
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POLICE PRESS RELEASE NO.01/2022

KATSINA POLICE COMMAND RESCUED SEVEN (7) VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING: On 20/01/2022 at about 1120hrs, based on credible intelligence, the Command raided a criminal hideout at Yankara village, Koza District, Mai’adua LGA of Katsina state and rescued the following victims of human trafficking hiding in the house.
Success Oshoopkeme, ‘F’, aged 20yrs of Asoko LGA, Edo State.
Isaac Debora, ‘F’, aged 20yrs of Ugunagbo LGA, Abia state.
Amoruwa Ade, ‘M’, aged 28yrs of Irede LGA, Ondo state.
James Rebecca, ‘F’, aged 20Yrs of Minna LGA of Niger state
Emmanuel Godwin, ‘M’, aged 22yrs of Eka North LGA of Delta state
Zainab Tijjani, ‘f’, aged 21yrs of Ibadan LGA of Oyo state.
And Taofik Olawale, aged 27yrs of Ibadan LGA of Oyo state.
In the course of investigation, victims stated that they were brought to the village by their agent, who on sighting the police team, took to his heels and escaped with their GSM phones. They further stated that they are on their route from Nigeria to Libya through the Niger Republic border. Investigation is ongoing. They will be handed over to NAPTIP office, Kano, for further investigation and arrest of the traffickers.

KATSINA POLICE COMMAND REPELLED BANDITS’ ATTACKS AT FADIMAWA VILLAGE, KURFI LGA AND RECOVERED RUSTLED ANIMALS: On 27/01/2022 at about 0100hrs, terrorist-bandits in their numbers, attacked Fadimawa village, Kurfi LGA and rustled unspecified number of domestic animals. DPO Kurfi led a team of policemen to the scene and engaged the terrorists in a fierce gun duel. The operational strategy and gallantry displayed by the team made them to overpower the hoodlums and recovered all the stolen animals. Many of the terrorists have escaped with bullet injuries. Search parties are still combing the nearby bushes with a view to arresting the hoodlums and/or recovering their dead bodies. Investigation is ongoing.

SP GAMBO ISAH, ANIPR
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, (PPRO)
FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,
KATSINA STATE COMMAND.

27th December, 2022

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