Defence & Security

Zamfara police rescue 14 victims after 42 days in captivity

By Paul Michael

Police in Zamfara State have rescued no fewer than 14 victims of kidnapping during a search and rescue operation at Kunchin Kalgo forest in Tsafe LGA of the state, The Trumpet reports authoritatively.

The officers had in collaboration with local volunteers acted on credible intelligence on Tuesday by invading the hideouts of the supposed kidnappers to rescue the victims, which include two babies, one year old each.

It was gathered that Terrorists popularly known as bandits stormed Nasarawar Wanke and Rijiya villages in Gusau LGA of the state, abducting the victims who spent 42 days in their captivity. The Trumpet Gathered

The spokesperson for the Command, SP Mohammed Shehu, disclosed this in a statement made available to The Trumpet on Thursday, adding that more efforts are being taken by the police to rescue more victims and arrest bandits across the state.

VICTIMSShehu said, “In its commitment to the protection of lives and property in the state, the Zamfara State Police Command has rescued fourteen (14) kidnapped victims during an intelligence-led search and rescue operation at Kunchin kalgo forest in Tsafe LGA of the state.

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“On 21st June 2022, Police Tactical Operatives deployed along Kunchin kalgo axis in collaboration with some individuals who have resolved to partner with security agencies in restoring peace to the state acted on credible intelligence and stormed a suspected bandit’s hideout, leading to the rescue of fourteen (14) victims including two (2) babies of 1 year old each.

“In the course of debriefing, the victims informed the police that, the bandits invaded Nasarawar wanke and Rijiya villages in Gusau LGA and abducted them to their enclave, where they spent 42 days in captivity.”

Police Commissioner in the State, CP Ayuba N. Elkanah, has reunited the victims with their families. He commended the residents of the state for their support and collaboration.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Ayuba N. Elkanah psc (+) while handing over the victims to their relations, appreciates the government and people of the state for the continuous support and collaboration to the Police and assures of intensifying effort to safely rescue kidnapped victims and reunite them with their families,” Shehu added.

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