[PHOTOS] Police rescue 14 kidnapped victims in Zamfara

During a search and rescue operation led by intelligence in the Kunchin Kalgo forest within Tsafe LGA, the Zamfara State Police Command rescued fourteen (14) kidnapped individuals.

In a brief statement released on Thursday, SP Mohammed Shehu, the police spokesman, said that among those rescued were twelve adults and two infants.

The police imagemaker further disclosed that on June 21, 2022, tactical operatives deployed along the Kunchin Kalgo axis, in collaboration with some individuals who have resolved to partner with security agencies in restoring peace to the state, stormed the suspected bandit’s hideout based on credible intelligence.

He further revealed in the course of debriefing, the victims rescued from the operation informed told the police that bandits invaded Nasarawa Wanke and Rijiya villages in Gusau LGA, there the gunmen abducted several persons.

According to the abductees, they spent about 42 days in captivity prior to the rescue mission.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Ayuba N. Elkanah while handing over the victims to their relations, appreciated the government and people of the state for their continuous support and collaboration with the police.

CP Elkanah assured the people of intensifying efforts to safely rescue kidnapped victims and reunite them with their families, while bringing their abductors to justice.


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