By Braxton Ilobah
Operatives of the Zamfara State Police Command have rescued eleven kidnapped victims from their abductors just as one the suspects was killed by police men during the rescue operation.
SECURITY REPORTERS.com sources said the armed bandits had blocked Gusau – Sokoto Road at Dogon Karfe axis where they kidnapped 12 commuters on Wednesday at about 1pm.
It was gathered that the large number of armed bandits who blocked Gusau – Sokoto Road had scared commuters to scamper for safety.
Police Tactical operatives said to be on patrol along the road quickly mobilzed to the location and 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.
During the encounter, one of the bandits was fatally injured while eleven (11) Kidnapped victims were instantly rescued by the operatives.
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. All the rescued victims were reunited with their families.
The Commissioner of Police, Hussaini Rabiu re-affirmed the commitment and determination of the command to bring to an end the lingering security challenges in Zamfara State.