By Augustine Ehikioya
To secure lives and property in Zamfara State, the State Police Command has rescued fourteen (14) kidnapped victims during an intelligence led search and rescue operation at Kunchin Kalgo forest in Tsafe Local Government Area (LGA) of the State.
This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by the PPRO, SP Mohammed Shehu, on behalf of the Zamfara State Commissioner of Police, CP Ayuba Elkanah. It was made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA).
It reads “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.”
The Commissioner of Police, CP Ayuba N. Elkanah, the statement said, appreciated the government and people of the State for the continuous support and collaboration to the Police.
He also assured of intensifying effort to safely rescue other kidnapped victims and reunite them with their families.