Zamfara Police Command Rescues  187 Kidnap Victims

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From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau

Zamfara state police command has rescued 187 kidnapped victims adducted in different parts of the state.


In a statement, the spokesperson of the command, SP Mohammed Shehu said this followed the implementation of the new security measures  by  Zamfara State Government.

Shehu said the Police and other security agencies have been carrying out assaults on identified bandits locations in different parts of the state with a view to ridding the state of all activities of recalcitrant bandits and other criminal elements. 

SSG, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe (with a mic) delivering his address when he was receiving the rescued victims, and at the center is Dr. Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi

“Today 7the October, 2021, Police Tactical operatives in a Joint operations at Tsibiri Forest in Maradun LGA Succeeded in the unconditional rescue of 187  victims abducted in Rini village of Bakura LGA, Gora village of Maradun LGA, Sabon Birni village and Shinkafi in Shinkafi LGA respectively” . 

“The abducted victims who spent many weeks in captivity were unconditionally rescued following an extensive search and rescue operations that lasted for hours”. 

Some of the rescued victims

The state’s Commissioner of Police, CP Ayuba N Elkanah, while handing over the rescued victims to the  Representative of Governor Bello Matawalle who is also the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe said, the new security measures in the State have been yielding tremendous results.

“It has led to the successful rescue of many abducted victims that run into hundreds, and have been reunited  with their respective families”. 

“Similarly, Bandits and their collaborators have been  arrested, some have been charged to court while others are undergoing discreet investigation at the State CID Gusau”. 

Other rescued victims

The Police commissioner further assured that, Police and other security agencies would continue to put in their best to ensure the return of lasting peace and security in the state. 

He sympathised with the victims for the suffering they passed through while in captivity and promised that the Police would redouble their commitment to protect lives and properties of the citizens of Zamfara State. 

Other rescued victims in terrible situation do to hunger

While taking over the rescued victims, the representative of Governor Bello Matawalle thanked the Police and other security agencies for their resilience and hard work in the enforcement of the new security measures.

Balarabe assured them of the state Government’s continuous support and encouragement to perform their duties effectively. 

He further said that, the state Government would ensure that the victims were adequately treated before being reunited with their families. 

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