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100 Kidnapped Victims Rescued In Zamfara After 42 Days In Captivity – Police

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100 Kidnapped Victims Rescued In Zamfara After 42 Days In Captivity - Police
Some of the kidnap victims.

Zamfara State Police Command have announced the rescue of 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 spokesman stated;

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.

He expressed;

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.

The captives who spent more than 40 days in bandits’ den, were released after repentant bandits mediated on their behalf following a peace meeting brokered by the state government.

Shehu added;

The rescue is one of the efforts the state command is making to protect the lives and properties of citizens.

Since the abduction, the police force geared up in collaboration with sister security agencies and stakeholders as well who assist police to maintain peace in the state.

The rescue operation took that long out of the sheer number of the captives; it’s necessary for us to carefully apply tactics in order not to jeopardize the whole operation. And thank God that it went smoothly.

Out of the 100 people rescued, 80 are with security agents while the remaining who couldn’t make it to Gusau, the state capital as they were sick, were handed over to their families who will take care of them.

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

He stated;

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.

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