Katsina state government and police command have rewarded three young indigenes of the state for their bravery and summoning of courage to subdue and disarm the bandits who kidnapped them, killing one in the process.
The youths, two boys and a girl, were also rewarded for returning the AK-47 rifle and a machete they retrieved from their abductors to the police.
Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Buba, gave monetary rewards to the three courageous youngsters on behalf of the state government and the command.
The presentation was done inside the police commissioner’s office on Tuesday, September 8 without fanfare for the safety of the youngsters.
Buba, however, did not also disclose their names or villages.
He said; “The two bandits, who were armed with one AK-47 rifle and a machete, initially kidnapped the two boys and the girl on the farmland. The trio then summoned courage to tackle the bandits. While one engaged one with machete, the remaining two tackled the one with the rifle.
“The one who handled the bandit with the machete later subdued him and he joined the other two to tackle the other bandit with the rifle.
“One of the boys sustained an injury on the head, although one of the bandits also died, while the other one ran away.
“It is in appreciation of their bravery and patriotism that the state government and the command decided to reward them with this token.”