Defence & Security

Police rescues 5-month-old baby, other kidnapped victims

By Paul Michael

Police in Zamfara State on Tuesday rescued 12 victims, including a five months old baby girl after spending one month in the den of kidnappers.

Officers of Police Tactical Operatives attached to 42 PMF Squadron Gusau in collaboration with the vigilante near Dajin Kare kukanka forest were said to have acted on intelligence report, leading to the unconditional rescue of the hostages including at Rungawa village in Talata Mafara LGA.

Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Mohammed Shehu, made the disclosure in a statement forwarded to The Trumpet on Tuesday, saying the victims were rescued unhurt, checked medically, debriefed and handed over to their families.

Shehu said, “On 30th August, 2022, Police Tactical Operatives attached to 42 PMF Squadron Gusau, while on joint operations with the vigilante at near Dajin Kare kukanka forest, acted on intelligence report that led to the unconditional rescue of twelve (12) hostages including a 5-month-old baby girl from Rungawa village in Talata Mafara LGA.

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“The victims who were rescued unhurt were abducted by armed bandit/terrorists and taken to Kare Kukanka forest, a bandit camp of a notorious bandit leader popularly known as “Bello Maibille”, and spent one (1) month in captivity. Victims were medically checked at 42 PMF Clinic Gusau, thereafter, debriefed by the Police and handed over to their families.”

While congratulating the victims for regaining their freedom, Commissioner of Police in the State, CP Kolo Yusuf, assured the public of the command’s commitment to apprehend the perpetrators of the dastardly act and bring them to justice.

“The Commissioner of Police while congratulating the victims for regaining their freedom, assures the public of the Command’s commitment to apprehending the perpetrators of this dastardly act.

“The CP further commends the joint Police/vigilante operatives for a job well done, and enjoins all and sundry to be security conscious and report suspicious characters to the Police or any security Agency for prompt action,” Shehu added.

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