The Zamfara State Police Command said it has Succeeded in neutralising one of the armed bandits who blocked Gusau – Sokoto Road at Dogon Karfe axis kidnapping 12 commuters.
” Yesterday at about 1300hrs, large number of armed bandits blocked Gusau – Sokoto Road at Dogon Karfe axis scaring commuters to scamper for safety. Police Tactical operatives on patrol along the road quickly mobilzed to the location. On arrival at the scene, they were heavily engaged in a gun duel by bandits who 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,”
A statement by SP Mohammed Shehu Command’s PPRO said during the encounter, one of the bandits was fatally injured while eleven (11) Kidnapped victims were instantly rescued by the operatives.
It added that the command is intensifying various search and rescue strategies to safely rescue the remaining other victim who was taken to the forest before Police arrival.
The statement added that all the rescued victims were reunited with their families.
” The Commissioner of Police, CP Hussaini Rabiu reaffirmed the commitment and determination of the command to bring to an end the lingering security challenges in Zamfara State.