On Saturday night, troops foiled an attempt by bandits to kidnap the Managing Director of Zamfara State Transport Authority (Mass Transit), Alhaji Aminu Adamu Papa, and his family members.
A neighbor confirmed the attack, which occurred in Mareri Community, on the outskirts of Gusau, the capital of Zamfara state.
The neighbor who revealed that the heavily armed bandits stormed the community around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday night and began shooting sporadically told Channels Television that they went straight to Papa’s house and engaged the security operatives stationed there in a gun duel before overpowering and disarming the two policemen.
Soldiers and local vigilantes were quickly mobilized, and they opened fire on the bandits. The bandits were forced to release the kidnapped family members as a result of this.
The source expressed gratitude to the troops and local vigilantes for their prompt response, noting that this was not the first time the bandits would attack the community.
“Papa and his four family members were abducted, but thank God that Soldiers and local vigilantes were quickly mobilised, they quickly engaged the bandits with serious gunfire.
“The security forces went after them and killed six of the bandits including two females among them, others escaped and left the man with a gunshot wound in his leg.”
The source added;
“We are living in fear, my house fence is marked with bullet shots, I and my entire family could not sleep.”