Zamfara Police Command Rescues Five Kidnap Victims, Assures Safeguarding Lives, Properties

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From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau


The Zamfara state police command has rescued five people kidnapped by bandits in Niger state and brought to Zamfara.

SP Mohammed Shehu, during the press conference at the command’s headquarters Unguwar Gwaza, Gusau


Briefing newsmen, the spokesperson of the command, SP Mohammed Shehu said, the five Kidnapped victims were abducted from Niger state and brought to Dansadau forest in Maru local government area of Zamfara state.

The five kidnapped victims rescued by Zamfara State Police command


Shehu said, “The Zamfara State Police Command in its continued search and rescue operations across various forests in the state, has  succeeded in the unconditional rescue of five  kidnapped victims who were abducted in Kontagora and Bangi LGAs of Niger State on 6th and 9th February 2022 respectively”. 

“All the victims were rescued by the Police Tactical operatives during an extensive search and rescue operations in Dansadau forest under Maru LGA”. 

He said that, the Joint Police and State Government Medical team were working in synergy to ensure that the rescued victims receive appropriate medical treatment. 

Shehu stressed that, the police detectives from Anti – Kidnapping Squad were debriefing the victims before reuniting them with their families. 


He said, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ayuba N. Elkana appreciated the efforts of both the Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Alkali Baba and Governor Bello Matawalle to all the security operatives especially the Police. 

The CP also sympathises with the victims and assures the people of the State that, Police in Collaboration with  other security agencies and state government will continue to work assiduously to ensure the return of lasting peace and security in Zamfara State.

The CP further called on members of the public to continue to support the security operatives in the ongoing commitment to rid Zamfara State of all form of criminal elements in the State. 

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