Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted 18 travellers while on transit along the troubled Dansadau – Gusau Road.
Police authorities in Zamfara State confirmed the abduction on Wednesday via its spokesperson, Shehu Mohammed, adding that the State Police Command dispatched a search and rescue team to ensure the rescue of the kidnapped victims
He said an unspecified number of cattle were rustled by the criminals shortly after the heavily armed bandits stormed the Dansadau area with the intent to launch an attack on the locals.
According to him, the bandits in their large numbers attempt to attack the community but they were repelled by a combined team of security operatives and no casualty was recorded.
He noted that peace has been restored in the area, with efforts ongoing to ensure the abducted travellers were rescued unhurt and rustled cattle recovered.
The police spokesman enjoined the public especially those in the affected area to go about their normal activities.
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