Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force in Kaduna State have rescued six kidnap victims from bandits in the state.
The security men are said to have engaged the armed bandits in a gun battle along Barde/Keffi Road in Kafanchan Local Government Area of the state.
Naija News learnt that the bandits were overpowered and had to flee into the forest, abandoning their victims.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the incident to newsmen in a statement on Thursday in Kaduna.
According to Jalige, the operatives had acted on a tip-off and trailed the bandits to a forest. He explained further that six of the kidnapped victims were successfully rescued unhurt.
According to him, the victims had been debriefed and subsequently reunited with their respective families.
“Concerted efforts are on high gear with a view to apprehending the fleeing bandits,” Jalige noted.
Meanwhile, no fewer than ten Muslim worshippers have been reportedly killed by armed bandits in Katsina State.
The terrorist group according to reports, attacked Yasore, a village in the Batsari Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday evening, attacked the worshippers who were observing Magrib prayers.
Naija News learnt that the assailants invaded the community on motorcycles at about 6:30 pm displaying sophisticated weapons. Upon sighting the worshippers, they reportedly opened fire on them.
It was revealed that the bandits rid the residents of their money, phones, clothes, foodstuff, and other personal items. They also rustled several domestic animals after they burned down houses and food stores.