Zamfara police command repels bandits attack, rescues 24 kidnap victims


From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau

The Zamfara state police command has rescued 24 Kidnapped victims who have been abducted in Gurgurawa Village of Bungudu Local Government area Zamfara state.

Addressing Journalists, the spokesperson of the command SP Mohammed Shehu said, the victims were rescued following a gun battle between the security personnel and the terrorists.  

He said, “On 18th February, 2022 at about 2300hrs, Police Tactical operatives attached to 42 PMF Squadron Gusau,  on Anti – Banditry Operations along Gurgurawa axis in Bungudu LGA, recieved a distress call that, armed bandits in large number have invaded Gurgurawa  village and abducted some  community members”. 

“On receiving the information, the Tactical Operatives in Collaboration with the Vigilante group of the area, swung into action and mobilized to the location for an extensive search and rescue operation”.

“On sighting the operatives, the hoodlums engaged them to a serious gun battle that lasted for an hour”. 

Shehu maitained that as a result of the superior fire power of the Tactical operatives, the hoodlums fled and abandoned the victims at the scene.

He said, “24 victims have been rescued by the Police and all of themhave been medically checked and debriefed respectively”. 

Shehu added that, “the Commissioner of Police, CP Ayuba N. Elkana commended the resilience of the operatives and enjoined them to sustain the tempo.

“The Commissioner assured members of the public of police continuous commitment to end the lingering security challenges bedeviling the state”. 

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