A fierce gun duel between the Zamfara Police and a notorious bandit resulted in the neutralization of the bandit and the rescue of 11 kidnapped victims.
SP Muhammad Shehu, who confirmed the development on Thursday, July 22 in Gusau, said the armed bandits blocked the Gusau-Sokoto road at Dogon Karfe axis and abducted commuters.
“Around 1300hrs yesterday, a large number of armed bandits blocked Gusau – Sokoto Road at Dogon Karfe axis, causing commuters to flee for safety,” Shehu said.
When the operatives arrived at the scene, bandits were already abducting innocent commuters and were on their way to take them to the forest. The operatives gallantly repelled them, preventing the hoodlums from further attacking the commuters.
The operatives immediately rescued eleven (11) kidnapped victims who were instantly rescued by the barrage of bullets fired at the bandits.
All the rescued victims were reunited with their families as search and rescue operations intensify to find the remaining victim who was taken into the forest before the Police arrived.”
According to him, CP Hussaini Rabiu, the Commissioner of Police, reaffirmed the commitment and determination of the command to end the lingering security challenges in Zamfara State.