The Nigeria Police say its operatives of Operation Puff Adder has arrested nine kidnappers terrorizing commuters along Abuja-Kaduna highway, coming on the heels of the reported killings of six members of the Civilian Joint Task Force in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara, by bandits.

The Force Public Relations Officer, deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Frank Mba in a statement said the operatives also recover several rifles, live ammunition and about two hundred stolen cows.

In another development Vice Chairman, Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Sani Galadima has said that bandits attacked and killed six members of the Civilian Joint Task Force, JTF in the local government area.

Galadima made this known when he received Interior Minister Abdurrahman Dambazau, who was on a visit to the state as part of efforts by the Federal Government to find sustainable solutions to the security challenges in the state.