9 Police Officers rescued from armed bandits in Katsina

The Nigeria Police said the it  had successfully rescued Nine (9) Police Officers who earlier went missing on 8th November, between Kankara town and Sheme, in Katsina State after the night commercial bus they were traveling in came under attack by heavily armed men, all dressed in military camouflage, but suspected to be bandits. 
The Police spokesperson, Frank Mba, made the announcement in a statement yesterday. The officers, all Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs), were on their way to Gusau in Zamfara State from Maiduguri at the time of the incident.
Two of the officers are currently receiving medical attention in a hospital, while the remaining seven are being debriefed. 
Tovert operation to locate and rescue the officers commenced immediately they were discovered missing en-route to their destination. 
It explained that the apparent delay in commenting on the unfortunate incident was a deliberate decision aimed at protecting the integrity and confidentiality of the rescue operation and the concomitant safety of the officers.
The Police further stated that preliminary investigation has shown that the attack on the vehicle was an opportunistic crime, as the officers were all traveling in mufti, unarmed and alongside other private citizens in the commercial vehicle.    It said follow-up investigation into the incident is still on-going.

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