Police blame bank for kidnap of staff in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command has blamed one of the old generation banks for the eventual kidnap of one of its staff living at Shagari quarters in the outskirts of Funtua, Katsina State last Thursday.

Spokesman of the Command, Superintendent Gambo Isah, told newsmen that the failure of the bank to provide decent and secured accommodation for their staff often exposes them to several security risks.

The PPRO further called on the citizens to shun raising false alarms assuring security agencies were working hard to tackle banditry in Katsina State.

Recall that some unknown gunmen in Shagari Quarters in Funtua, around 11.15 pm kidnapped a staff of one of the old generation banks simply called, Mr. Alex and two other daughters of one Alhaji Hassan Fari, also a resident, who slumped and died during the attack.

According to the Police PPPRO, “The bank staff was staying outside the metropolitan area; in fact, on the outskirts of Funtua that is insecurity prone and the bandits kidnapped him.

“For somebody who is new in an environment where he is not an indigene of Katsina not even from the North to be employed by the organisation and left to hang out in any questionable environment does not speak good of such organisation. The banks must have to secure a very good environment for its staff like what we used to have in other organisations.

“Even in the Police, we have barracks; a bank like this should have accommodation or Quarters, even if it is a rented one, that they lodge their staff so that adequate security could be provided for them. An accommodation that is not suitable by a bank for its staff is very unfortunate”, he lamented.

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