September 16, 2021
Zamfara police rescue over 100 kidnapped victims kidnapped victims

Zamfara police rescue over 100 kidnapped victims

…Mostly nursing mothers

From Ahmad Ibrahim, Gusau

Zamfara State Police Command, in collaboration with the state Ministry for Security and Home Affairs, has successfully secured the unconditional release of over 100 kidnapped victims who were abducted from Manawa village of Mutunji District in Dansadau Emirate of Maru Local Government Area of the state.

It could be recalled that on June 8, this year, some recalcitrant bandits stormed the village and abducted 100 villagers including females, majority of whom are nursing mothers, males and children.

The released victims, who were in custody of their abductors for 42 days, have been released without giving any financial or material gain and they would be medically checked and debriefed before reunited with their respective families.

The state Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Hussaini Rabiu, warned recalcitrant bandits to renounce criminalities and embrace peace or face the full wrath of the law.

The commissioner further called on the people of the state to support the police and other security agencies with credible information about the hideout, movements and other activities of criminal elements.

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