The Police Command in Zamfara State has foiled an attack by bandits in Shinkafi Local Government Area of the state and rescued a kidnapped victim.
The police command made this known via a statement in Gusau on Saturday by its Public Relations Officer, SP Muhammad Shehu.
Shehu said: “On Jan. 2, at about 4:30 a.m., the command received a distress call that armed bandits, in large numbers, came to the outskirts of Shinkafi town, with the intention to kidnap innocent members of the community.
“The combined team of PMF/CTU attached to the Operation Puff Adder responded quickly and foiled the attack.
“Similarly, Samaila Langa, a 30-year-old man, who was kidnapped by the bandits during the incident, was successfully rescued through the combined effort of the police and leaders of the repentant bandits.
“The victim has been reunited with his family, after being debriefed, while normalcy has been restored with improved confidence building patrols in Shinkafi and its environs.”