Police neutralise bandit, rescue 11 kidnapped victims in Zamfara 



The Police in Zamfara says it has neutralised a notorious armed bandit in the state and rescued 11 kidnapped victims.


SP Muhammad Shehu, the ’s Public Officer confirmed the development in a statement on Thursday in Gusau.


“Yesterday about 1 p.m., number of armed bandits blocked Gusau – Sokoto Dogon Karfe axis scaring commuters to scamper for safety.


“The Police tactical operatives on patrol along the quickly mobilise to the location.


“On arrival the scene, the police were engaged in a gun duel by bandits already abducted  innocent commuters and were about to take them to the forest.


“The operatives gallantly repelled them, deterring the hoodlums from further onslaught on the commuters”, Shehu said.


noted that during the encounter, one of the bandits was neutralised while 11 kidnapped victims were instantly rescued by the operatives.


”The is intensifying various search and rescue strategies to safely rescue the remaining victims were taken to the forest before the police arrived.


“All the rescued victims have reunited with their families,” the spokesperson said.


, however, added that the Commissioner of Police, Hussaini Rabiu, had reaffirmed the commitments and determination of the command to end the lingering in the state. (NAN)