From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau
Zamfara state police command has rescued 30 people kidnapped by bandits from 26 to 30 January this year.
Addressing Journalists in Gusau on Monday, the spokesperson of the command SP Mohammed Shehu said the victims were rescued at different locations in Zamfara state.
Acccording to him, 10 of the victims were abducted along Sheme-Funtuwa road while coming back from Lagos on their way to their village in Birnin-Magaji local government area of Zamfara state.
He said, “On January 26, 2022, Police Tactical operatives deployed along Mada axis acted on intelligence information and rescued ten kidnapped victims who were abducted along Sheme-Funtuwa road in katsina state on January 10 2022”.
Shehu further stated that another set of three victims who were also kidnapped along Sheme-Funtuwa road were rescued by the police based on intelligence information.
He stressed that another set of 19 kidnapped victims who were indigenes of Niger state were also rescued by the Nigerian Army and handed over to the police in Gusau.
Acccording to him, the 19 kidnapped victims included 15 males and four females.
He said, “On January 30, 2022, 19 kidnapped victims including 15 males and four females were handed over to the state police command by the Nigeria Army”.
“The victims were rescued by the military operatives along Dansadau axis in Maru local government area of the state”.
“The victims were abducted in their farmlands by bandits and took them to a forest in Dansadau axis where they spent two months in captivity”.
Shehu stated that the rescued victims were medically treated and debriefed by the police command and would be handed over to Niger state Police Commissioner who would reunite them with their families.