Police thwart bandits attack, rescue kidnapped victim
In a positive and cheering development, the Zamfara State Police thwart bandits and derail their attack in Shinkafi Local Government Area of the State.
The Public Relations Officer of the command, SP Muhammad Shehu, in a statement issued in Gusau on Saturday, said the operatives foiled the attack by bandits after they received a distress call in the early hours of Saturday.
The combined team of PMF/CTU attached to the “Operation Puff Adder” also rescued a kidnapped victim.
According to Shehu, the command received a distress call, on Jan. 2, at about 4:30 a.m, that armed bandits in large numbers came to the outskirts of Shinkafi town with the intention to kidnap innocent members of the community.
Similarly, one 30-year old Samaila Langa, who was kidnapped by the bandits during the incident was rescued by the effort of the police and leaders of the repentant bandits.
Shehu added that the victim has been reunited with his family, and normalcy restored to Shinkafi and its environs.