Zamfara Police Command rescues five kidnapped victims abducted from Niger


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By Idris Salisu

The Zamfara State Police Command has rescued five kidnapped victims, who were abducted from Niger State and brought to Dansadau forest in Maru Local Government Area of the state.

Briefing newsmen at the command headquarter Gusau, the Police Public Relation Office (PPRO), SP Mohammed Shehu, said that the victims were rescued after an extensive search-and-rescue operations across various forests in the state.

He said that the command under the state commissioner CP Ayuba N. Elkana,

successfully rescued the five victims, who were abducted in Kontagora and Bangi councils of Niger State on 6th and 9th February 2022, respectively.

“All the victims were rescued by the Police Tactical operatives during an extensive search-and-rescue operations in Dansadau forest under Maru LGA.

“Joint Police and State Government Medical team are working in synergy to ensure that the rescued victims receive appropriate medical treatment. On the other hand, Police detectives from Anti – Kidnapping Squad are debriefing the victims before reuniting them with their families.

“CP Ayuba N. Elkanah appreciates the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, and Governor Bello Matawalle, for their unalloyed support and encouragement to all the security operatives. This has gone along way in boosting the morale of the operatives for better service delivery”.

Th CP also sympathised with the victims and assured the people of the state that, Police in Collaboration with other security agencies and state government would continue to work assiduously to ensure the return of lasting peace and security in Zamfara State.

He therefore called on members of the public to continue to support the security operatives in the ongoing commitment to rid Zamfara State of all forms of criminal elements in the state.


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