Zamfara police rescue 12 kidnapping victims

The Zamfara State Police Command said it rescued 12 kidnapped victims, including a five-month-old baby, after spending a month in captivity.

This was made known by the Commissioner of Police, Yusuf Kolo, through the Command Public Relations Officer, SP Muhammad Shehu, in a statement made available to Plan Tuesday in Gusau, the state capital.

“On August 30, 2022, police tactical officers attached to 42nd Squadron PMF Gusau, during joint operations with the vigilante near Dajin Kare Kukanka Forest, acted on an intelligence report that led to the unconditional rescue of 12 hostages including a 5-month- old granddaughter from Rungawa village, Talata Mafara LGA.

The victims who were rescued unharmed were abducted by armed bandits/terrorists and taken to Kare Kukanka Forest, a bandit camp of a notorious bandit leader known as “Bello Maibille”.

“The victims spent a month in captivity. The victims were medically examined at the 42 PMF clinic in Gusau, then debriefed by the police and released to their families.

The Commissioner of Police, while congratulating the victims for having regained their freedom, assures the public of the commitment of the command to apprehend the perpetrators of this despicable act.

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