By Ibrahim Ahmad, Gusau.
The Police Command in Zamfara on Thursday announced the rescue of 15 persons who were kidnapped by bandits on the Gusau-Funtua road.
The victims were abducted on Tuesday and taken away into the bush.
Briefing newsmen in Gusau, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Zamfara, Muhammad Shehu said on receiving the news, the police command deployed a rescue operation team to the area.
Shehu said that after intensive gun battle, the criminals retreated and fled into the forest, leaving the captives.
“The policemen in the operation team quickly rushed into the bush and recovered 15 persons, comprising seven women, six men and two children.
“The victims had been given necessary medical checkup and had interaction with police commissioner for further intelligence report.
“They would be immediately reunited with their family members,” Shehu added.