Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji has Rescued a Zamfara State Government Official, Aminu Adamu Papa Who was Kidnapped by Bandits from his House at Mareri Area in Gusau the Capital City of Zamfara State in the Northwestern Part of Nigeria.
Sources within Security Agents said, the Bandits arrived Mareri area at about 00:00 hours Sunday Morning, armed with sophisticated weapons shooting sporadically , thereby throwing residents of the area into confusion mode.
“Please come to our Rescue, Bandits are presently in our Area, Mareri” a resident posted on his Facebook wall.
The Bandits who have been lunching attacks on the area located adjacent to Federal Collage of Education (FCET) near Popular and Busy Lalan Motor Park in Gusau, moved straight ahead to the residence of Alh. Aminu Adamu Papa, Managing Director, Zamfara State Transport Authority (ZSTA), engaged two policemen attached to guard his house who have to withdraw and subsequently the Bandits kidnapped the Politician (Aminu Papa) with an attempt to go along with his family members but abandoned them on they noticing arrival of Security operatives, but whisked away with the MD ZSTA.
According to the sources who spoke to ‘Smarts News’ said “Soldiers of OPHD and Vigilantes were quickly mobilised, they quickly engaged the bandits with serious gunfire and pursue the criminals who after intense and superior fighting power abandoned the politician with a gunshot wound on his leg.” the source added.
“The gallant Security Operatives who chased the criminals with heavy Gunfire killed six of them including two Ladies among them, while others escaped with gunshot wounds.
Residents of Mareri Area while celebrating the Troops Victory, expressed appreciation to the military and vigilante for prompt response to distress call and the rescue.
It could be recalled that, Mareri area have been facing series of Banditry attacks which the later comes in less than a Months after the wife and two daughters of a lecturer at the Federal College of Education Gusau, Mr. Abdulrazak were, but released after some weeks following payment of Ransom to the Bandits.