The terrorists, who PRNigeria learnt emerged from Birnin Gwari forest in Kaduna State, had invaded two communities.
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However, PRNigeria gathered that a ground soldier lost his life after sustaining “terrible” injuries from the military bombardments he was caught in.
Bello’s visit comes barely 24 hours after a report by PRNigeria lamenting the neglect of the victims of the reprisal.
According to one of the travellers who escaped the abduction, the armed bandits blocked the road at Katari village.
Although the identities of the two victims were yet unknown as of the time of this report, reports identified them as students.
The Commissioner, who was abducted on Sunday night by armed bandits, was released around 9.30pm on Thursday.
The bandits carried out the attacks in over six communities in Magami Ward of Gusau Local Government Area and Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Wednesday.
The victims in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Monday, said that the bandits made them to trek inside bush amid starvation and beating.
The Police Command`s Public Relations Officer, SP Shehu Muhammad, confirmed the killings in a statement in Gusau on Monday.
The attack and abduction took place during a congregational prayer on Friday.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.
According to Mass Atrocities Report of 2020, between January and April, 1,416 deaths occurred with 1,141 civilians and 275 security personnel.
Men of Operation Whirl Stroke, a special military task force, have killed four armed bandits, who attacked and killed two villagers in Guma Local Government area of Benue State in the early hours of Tuesday.
Armed bandits attacked, killed and burnt houses in Kakangi village, South West of Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna State on Saturday in broad daylight.
The Katsina State Police Command has arrested four persons for allegedly supplying petroleum products to armed bandits in the forests.
No fewer than 82 persons were killed in Zamfara and Benue States by armed bandits and herdsmen between Tuesday and Wednesday.
A member of Birnin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance told PRNigeria that victims of the attack included women and children.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Cordelia Nwawe, told newsmen that at least eight persons were feared dead during the fracas, including an elderly person that the bandits went to kidnap.