Police Rescue Katsina NUT Chairman’s Wife, Two Others

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Francis Sardauna in Katsina

Katsina State Police Command has rescued the wife of the state Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Asma’u Siwidi, from her abductors.

The victim was said to have been kidnapped in her matrimonial home at Dayi village of Malumfashi Local Government Area of the state on December 22.

Public Relations Officer, Katsina State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, who confirmed the rescuing of the chairman’s wife, in a statement, said she was rescued by men of Operation Puff Adder in Yantumaki village of Dan-Musa Local Government Area of the state on Monday.

He said: “On Monday (23/12/2019) at about 06.00hrs, the command succeeded in rescuing one Asma’u Siwidi, f, aged 28-year-old of Dayi village, Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State, the wife of Siwidi Hassan, NUT Chairman Katsina State Chapter who was kidnapped from Dayi village on 22/12/2019.

“The victim was rescued from her captors at Yantumaki bush, Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina State by men of Operation Puff Adder led by DPO Danmusa.

“Similarly on the same date at about 00.30hrs, the command also succeeded in rescuing the duo of one Hajiya Aisha Isiaka, f, aged 60 years and Hajiya Barira Isiaka, f, aged 65 years all of Mai Kare village, Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State after a fierce gun duel with suspected bandits. Investigation is ongoing.”