The police command in Zamfara says it rescued nine children abducted by bandits from the Goran-Namaye community in Maradun local government area.
Its spokesman Yazid Abubakar said this in a statement on Sunday.
“On 3rd June 2023 at about 2014hrs information was received from the district Head of Gora-Namaye village in Maradun LGA that nine children comprising males and females who were sent by their parents to fetch firewood in the bush were intercepted and abducted by armed bandits,” the police explained.
It added, “Receiving the report, the joint police and other security agencies mobilized to the scene and commenced a search and rescue operation that led to the rescue of the children.”
The statement said the command had already reunited the victims with their families unconditionally.
“Efforts are still on in tracing the hoodlums for prosecution,” it said.
Bandits had on Saturday attacked some communities in the same Maradun LGA killing some of its residents.