Five persons abducted by bandits in Katsina State have been rescued by police along the Kankara-Yantumaki highway.
They victims were rescued on Tuesday, after the military and police responded to a distress call that bandits have blocked the highway and kidnapped some passengers.
According to a statement issued on Wednesday by SP Gambo Isah, Katsina police command spokesman, the joint team chased and engaged the bandits into a gun duel at about 02:00 hrs.
The statement further disclosed that the team also recovered five motorcycles abandoned by the hoodlums.
Residents of the state took to major streets in the state capital on June 16, to protest renewed bandits attacks, which have claimed several lives.