The attack at Lingyado village of Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State has been confirmed by The Zamfara State police command; The command confirmed abduction of the district head and four others.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the State’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mohammed Shehu and made available to journalists in Gusau, the State capital.
According to the statement, joint police and military units stationed at Bindin were alerted to the incident.
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“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.