- Some Nigerians have been rescued from the den of kidnapers in Zamfara state by men of the police force
- Also, the police outfit also arrested a notorious bandit along the axis after his gang stormed and killed a district head
- Several innocent people were reportedly said to have been abducted during the attack that lasted for hours
The police also claimed to have arrested a notorious bandit along the axis.
Recall that the criminals had stormed Gada community in Bungudu local government area around 1 a.m. and killed the district head, Ummaru Bawan-Allah.
Several people were said to have been abducted during the attack that lasted for hours.
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Seaking on the development, the state commissioner of Police, Ayuba Elkana, said 10 of those abducted have been rescued by his men.
He said a joint tactical team comprising policemen, soldiers and vigilante members swung into action, chased the bandits and rescued the abductees.
Mr Elkana, who said the victims have been reunited with their families, also said among them was a one-year old baby abducted alongside her mother.
The commissioner also said a notorius bandit operating in the Zurmi – Shinkafi axis has been arrested.
Mr Elkana said the bandit, Sani Mati, alias Mai Yan Mata, was arrested while he was leading his gang to block the road along Kokiya village to kidnap motorists.
The police said he was arrested with an AK47 rifle, double magazines, three rounds of live ammunition and one boxer motorcycle.
Jubilation in Zamfara as notorious kidnap lord releases over 50 abducted victims
In another report, a notorious and highly wanted kidnapper in Zamfara state has released 53 people who had been under his captivity for a long time.
Bello Turji made the release weeks after he had written a letter to the Shinkafi Emirate Council stating his willingness to turn a new leaf. Turji in his letter had said that he was willing to lay down his arms and embrace peace as warned by the state governor.
Some residents of the state said that the recent release of victims by Turji and his team is part of the dialogue with the kidnap lord with relevant authorities.
Sources in the state said the notorious kidnapper lived true to his words by releasing several of his captives.
2 Notorious Bandit Leaders, Others Killed As Military Raids Zamfara Forest
Two notorious bandits were neutralised after a NAF aircraft bombarded their enclaves in a forest in Zamfara.
Several of their cohorts were also sent to their graves following multiple airstrikes in the early hours of Saturday.
NAF has confirmed that its air raid on the bandits' enclaves at Gusami Forest killed the bandit leaders.