Mr. Gambo Isah spokesman of Police command in the state, said these While addressing journalists in the state capital.
According to him, victims were saved from lawless vigilantes group known as Yansakai, in Rugar Kindi village.
Before then, the members of the deadly groups stormed the village on motorcycles last Friday, burning houses.
The police spokesman disclosed that those targeted by the group were young males aged between 14 and 18 years, which the group claimed that they are bandits and had make arrangement to burn them alive.
He said “The police in synergy with other security agencies like the military and our friends, the local vigilante group in the area responded and rescued these young men who are between the ages of 14 years to 18 years.
“About 26 of them were rescued. At the same time, the outlawed Yansakai went to the police station and threatened to set the police station ablaze.
“They engaged the police officers and the military that was there into a gun duel. They were using this locally made Dane guns that are using plugs,”.
For the rescue of the children, gunfire were exchange between the police, army and the group, their was no life lost in the incident, but a policeman and a soldier were injured while rescuing the victims.