The Zamfara State police command has confirmed that suspected bandits attacked Lingyado village of Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State and abducted the district head and 4 others.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the State’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mohammed Shehu and made available to newsmen in Gusau, the State capital.
According to the statement, joint police and military units stationed at Bindin were alerted on the incident.
“They quickly responded to the distress call and arrived the village to counter the threat. Their arrival averted the ill – intention of the bandits to kidnap as many as possible,” he said.
“Currently, the police search and rescue team, in collaboration with the military are in the nearby forest of the surrounding area to rescue the district head and the four other kidnapped victims.
“It is on this premise that the command is calling on the good people of the State to report any threat of any kind to the security agencies in any part of the State for early response to any attack by these recalcitrant bandits,” he said.