The Katsina Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, on Tuesday said the timely intervention of policemen on patrol along Gora-Dayi Road in the state, saved a former President of Appeal court, Justice Mamman Nasir, from being kidnapped by unknown kidnappers.
The kidnappers ended up taking Justice Nasir ’s driver, Aminu Lawal. The Police Spokesman told newsmen that the former president of the Appeal Court was on his way back to Malumfashi from Katsina when he ran into a blockade across the road, which was obviously from the Kidnappers.
According to the Police spokesman, the road was blocked the previous night and at a point that measures just a few kilometers away from a police checkpoint.
The police spokesperson said, “The police were alerted and rushed to the scene and engaged the bandits in a shootout, which led to the foiled kidnap attempt on the justice.
“On arriving the scene, the bandits had already picked up one woman, Hauwa Aminu, 35, of Damsite in Malumfashi town who was rescued subsequently.
“They had already stopped his car, opened it up and brought out his driver, one Aminu Lawal, robbing him, before they took him away during the exchange of fire. A good Samaritan, however, rescued Justice Nasir during the crossfire.
“One Abdullahi Usman of B4 GRA Katsina was also taken away.
“Efforts are on to rescue the driver and others taken away.”