Kidnappers kill Katsina businessman as he attempts to escape hours after abduction

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers killed a businessman, Sa’adu Dan Bagalo, hours after his abduction from his residence at Kaita town, Katsina State.

It was gathered that the gunmen attacked the residence at about 1.42am, shooting sporadically which later led to a gun duel with policemen for close to 2 hours.

The abductors finally whisked him but were chased by the policemen. While the gunmen were driving along Bakiyawa village, Bagola was said to have attempted to escape and was shot in the back and he died instantly.

When contacted, the spokesman of the state police command, SP Gambo Isah said;

“On 17/11/2019 at about 03:10hrs, bandits in their numbers, armed with AK47 rifles, shooting sporadically, attacked the residence of one Alhaji Sa’adu Dan Bagalo, m, aged 50yrs of Kofar Kudu, Kaita LGA of Katsina state and abducted him. Police patrol team attached to Kaita Division responded to the scene and gave the hoodlums a hot chase into the bush. As the chase got closer and the hoodlums could no longer sustain the tempo, they killed the victim and one Bawale Inusa, m, aged 58yrs of the same address escaped through the bush path.”

SP Isah confirmed that one police officer and two others sustained various degrees of injuries during the encounter.

“Detectives led by DC CID, KTS, are combing the scene and surrounding bushes with a view to unravelling the full identity of the perpetrators and investigation is ongoing,” he added.

The victim has since been buried according to islamic rites.

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