Police: 100 kidnapped victims rescued in Zamfara -- after 42 days in captivity | TheCableThe police command in Zamfara says security operatives have rescued 100 abducted persons from bandits at Kabaro forest in Maru LGA of the state.

Muhammad Shehu, Zamfara police spokesman, disclosed this in a statement in Gusau, the state capital, on Tuesday.

Shehu said the rescue was done in collaboration with the state ministry of security and home affairs, adding that the victims had spent 42 days with the abductors before they were rescued.

“The Zamfara state police in collaboration with the state ministry for security and home affairs have successfully secured the unconditional release of one hundred kidnapped victims who were abducted from Manawa village of Mutunji district in Dansadau Emirate of Maru local government area of the State,” Shehu said.

“It could be recalled that on 8th June, 2021, some recalcitrant bandits stormed Manawa village, and abducted 100 villagers, including nursing mothers, males and children.

“The victims, who were in custody of their abductors for 42 days, were released without giving any financial or material gain and they will be medically checked and debriefed before being reunited with their respective families.

“The Commissioner of Police, Mr Hussaini Rabiu, warned the recalcitrant bandits to renounce criminalities and embrace peace or face the full wrath of the law.

“The command uses this medium to call on the good people of Zamfara state to support the police and other security agencies with credible information about the hideouts, movements and other activities of criminal elements.”

Source: The CableNG


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