The Katsina State Police Command on Thursday rescued six kidnapped teenage girls in Batsari Local Government Area of the state.
A statement signed by its Spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, in Katsina said the victims were kidnapped while working in a farm at Mata-Mulki village of Batsari LGA.
Isah said the police received a distress call at about 12.30 p.m. that unrepentant bandits armed with AK47 rifles kidnapped some girls working in a farm at Mata-Mulki village.
The police spokesman further explained that Operation Puff Adder led by DPO Batsari swiftly moved to the area.
“The team gave the hoodlums a hot chase into the forest and engaged them in a gun duel.
“The bandits abandoned the victims and ran into the forest, the police successfully rescued the six teenage girls,” NAN quoted him as saying.