On 19 Dec 20 at about 2230hrs, troops deployed at Dandume village received credible intelligence that suspected bandits moving with suspected rustled cattles intercepted and abducted some Islamiyya school children mostly girls returning to Mahuta village from Maulud programme at Unguwar al-kasim village in Dandume LGA, Katsina State.

Troops in conjunction with the Police and local vigilantes from Mahuta village immediately mobilised to the scene and encountered the bandits at Unguwar Audu village and engaged them in a fierce battle, the bandits escaped with gunshot wounds and abandoned the kidnapped children and rustled cattle.

Troops rescued 39 girls and recovered 8 rustled cattle with no casualty on troops and the kidnapped victims. All kidnapped children are back to their homes in good health, while troops have continued to dominate the general area with aggressive patrol.

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