Suspected bandits have kidnapped 12 police officers along Katsina-Zamfara expressway, a report by BBC Hausa says.
According to the report, the officers, who are assistant superintendents of police, were kidnapped ten days ago.
The officers were on their way to Zamfara from Borno State to carry out a special assignment.
According to the news outlet, the wife of one of the victims said she did not hear from her husband for three days so she decided to report to his station in Borno State.
It was in the process that she was informed about the sad incident.
Another family member said they were contacted by the kidnappers and asked to pay N800,000 to secure the release of their relative.
Zamfara and Katsina states are amongst the North-west states most affected by the activities of bandits who have killed hundreds of people in the past few years and also kidnapped others.
The two states have seen frequent attacks from bandits in recent years, despite heightened security measure in the area.
Police spokesman, Frank Mba, did not respond to calls and a text message to confirm the incident, Premium Times says.