Kidnapping in Nigeria

Juliana Francis

The Zamfara State Police Command has rescued 14 kidnapped victims, after 68 days in bandits’ den.

The Police Tactical Operatives in conjunction with the vigilante while on Mop Up Operation near Munhaye forest successfully dislodged some bandits’ camp belonging to bandit Kingpin AKA Dogo Sule, on the 10th of March 2023.

As a result of the operation, 14 hostages, comprising two male adults, seven females and five children of below of age of two years were rescued.

The State’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mohammed Shehu said concerning the achievement, said: “In the course of debriefing, the victims informed the Police detectives that, on 1st January 2023 at about 11:PM, a large number of suspected bandits armed with sophisticated weapons stormed Anguwar Mangoro and Gidan Maidawa villages in Gusau LGA and abducted them to their camp where they spent 68 days in captivity.

“The victims who were in sympathetic condition have been taken to the Police clinic Gusau for medical treatment and thereafter reunited with their family members and relations. The Commissioner of Police CP Kolo Yusuf congratulates the victims for regaining their freedom, and reassures the  continuous commitment  to protect lives and property of the citizens.”

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