Fifteen (15) kidnapped victims were on Thursday, January 5th, rescued by the Zamfara State Command.
15 Kidnapped Victims Rescued By Zamfara Police
The victims comprised seven (7) women, six (6) men, and two (2) children.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Spokesman of the command, SP Mohammed Shehu.
There was a report on January 1st, 2023 of the abduction of some commuters along Tsafe – Gusau road.
Shehu said after the report, the command deployed additional police tactical operatives to the location for a search and rescue operation, an effort that yielded positive results.
He said, “In the course of debriefing, the victims informed the police that they were blocked and abducted by a large number of bandits, terrorists along Yankara- Tsafe – Gusau road by Magazu town while coming back from Abuja and Kaduna heading to Gusau, Sokoto and B/Kebbi respectively
“The victims were medically checked at the police clinic facility, debriefed by the police detectives, and thereafter reunited with their family/relations.”
According to the police image maker, the Commissioner of Police CP Kolo Yusuf congratulated the rescued victims for regaining their freedom and assures the police of continuous commitment to sustain the ongoing search operation to rescue the remaining victims in captivity.
ZAMFARA STATE POLICE
COMMAND PRESS BRIEFING
5th JANUARY, 2023
ZAMFARA POLICE COMMAND RESCUES FIFTEEN (15) KIDNAPPED VICTIMS THAT COMPRISES 7 WOMEN, 6 MEN, 2 CHILDREN
— Zamfara State Police Command (@ZamfaraPoliceNg) January 6, 2023
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that the candidate for Pengana Constituency in Plateau State House of Assembly under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mathew Akawu, has died.
Reports say Akawu died in a hospital on Friday morning after a brief illness.
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