Hunters in Udawa community along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Highway in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have rescued no fewer than nine villagers.
They also arrested a bandit operating in the forest along the same route.
Recently, bandits attacked a convoy of Kano-bound traders where over 70 of them were taken into the forest.
But the police in Kaduna, following reinforcement by escorts who accompanied the traders, rescued 48 of the kidnapped traders while a female trader is still missing, according to the state police public relations officer, Mohammad Jalige.
It was learnt that the hunters ambushed the hoodlums who subsequently fell into their trap.
A source told our reporter that the hunters rescued nine kidnapped victims.
“The hunters engaged the bandits, forcing them to abandon the victims,” the source said.
He added that after profiling, the victims were handed over to security agencies.
But when contacted the State Police Command’s spokesman said the command has yet to receive any report on the matter.
Meanwhile, bandits have abducted five persons in Zaria.
It was gathered the bandits invaded Kuregu, Wusasa area of Zaria and took away the five residents.
“They came to our area and kidnapped five persons,” a resident of the area said.