Police spokesperson in the state SP Shehu Muhammad who stated this during a press conference on Saturday said on the 18th of February 2022 police tactical operatives attached to 42 PMF Squadron Gusau, on Anti—banditry operations along Gurgurawa axis in Bungudu LGA, received a distress call that, armed bandits in large number have invaded Gurgurawa village and abducted some community members.
Shehu added, “on receiving the information, the tactical operatives, together with the vigilante group of the area, swung into action and mobilized to the location for an extensive search and rescue operation”.
“On sighting the operatives, the hoodlums started shooting sporadically, but were repelled by the operatives. As a result of the superior firepower of the tactical operatives, the hoodlums fled and abandoned the victims.
He added, “fourteen (14) victims mostly women have been rescued at the scene, while ten (10) others who scampered for safety escaped back to the village unhurt. The victims received medical treatment before being debriefed by the police. All have been reunited with their families.
Similarly, seven operational motorcycles, belonging to the bandits, have been recovered during the operations.
According to SP Shehu, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ayuba N. Elkanah commended the resilience of the operatives and enjoins them to sustain the tempo, while assuring members of the public of Police continuous commitment to end the lingering security challenges bedeviling the state.