Suspected bandits have kidnapped 12 police officers along Katsina-Zamfara expressway, according to a report by BBC Hausa.
The report said the officers, who are assistant superintendents of police, were kidnapped ten days ago.
The officers were reportedly 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 among 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.