Malam Usman Gwary, the Commissioner of Police in the state, who stated this on Monday at a press briefing in Gusau, said a five-year-old girl was rescued in the raid.
Gwary said that two suspects were killed in a cross fire with the police along the Sokoto-Gusau highway.
He said the suspects were first intercepted as they were trying to negotiate the sale of the five-year-old girl in Zamfara.
The commissioner of police said that his men acted on a tip-off and laid ambush for the suspects at strategic points on the border between Zamfara and Sokoto states.
He said that the suspected criminals abducted the 5-year-old from a private school in Imo sometime last week.
Gwary said the girl was to be delivered for sale to another syndicate in Niger Republic through the Sokoto-Zamfara border.