12 persons were rescued after a fierce gun battle between suspected kidnappers and the Kano State Police.
This happened at Falgore Forest in Doguwa Local Government Area where twelve kidnapped persons were rescued.
Rabiu Yusuf, the state Commissioner of Police confirmed the arrest in a statement released to the press on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.
He said, “A fierce gun duel for almost one hour ensued at the first and second gates before the main camp was penetrated.
“Those arrested during the operation include, Bello Bello Shano, Debo Ibrahim, Lawal Shuaibu, Adamu Abubakar and Nura Salisu of Dariya Shere village.
“Others include, Zubairu Mua’azu of Daurawa village, Umar Bello of Kekenta village all in Doguwa Local Government Area,Ibrahim Bashir S/Kaura Village, Adamu Gainaku,Abdulrasak Isyaku of Gidan Iya, Ruga-Ruga village from Tunduwada Local Government Area and Maharazu Yahaya.
“While some escaped into the thick forest with bullet wounds, during the mop-up operation, one Bello Salleh and Mohammed Sani all of Rafin Kura village in Dogowua LGA, were kidnapped on the very date were rescued."
The police commissioner also listed the names of the victims rescued from the keep of the kidnappers, stating that they went through a post-traumatic counseling and medical care.
“Ten other victims who were taken hostage at the forest including women were also rescued , they are: Halima Sa’adu, Rabi Idri, Amos Yakubu, Jacob Ibrahim all of Doguwa Local Government Area.
“Others are Hajara Yakubu of Karasa village, Maimuna Abubakar, Sule Maigoro, Ibrahim Umaru , Musa Idi and Alhaji Ibrahim Hamisu.
“I wish to further inform you that all the victims underwent post-trauma counseling and medical examination, today, (Wednesday), they will be formally handed over to their respective families.”
Items seized from the suspects include one AK 47 Riffle, two loaded magazines, 250 rounds of live 7.62mm ammunition, eight Bajaj motorcycles, criminal masks and personal belongings, Daily Post reports.