Police in Zamfara rescue 12 kidnap victims 

The Zamfara state police command said it rescued 12 kidnapped victims including five- month- old baby after spending one month in bandit’s captivity.

This was made known by the Commissioner of Police, Yusuf Kolo, through the command’s public relations officer, SP Muhammad Shehu, in a statement made available to Blueprint Tuesday in Gusau, the state capital.

“On 30th August, 2022, Police Tactical Operatives attached to 42 PMF Squadron Gusau, while on joint operations with the vigilante at near Dajin Kare Kukanka Forest, acted on intelligence report that led to the unconditional rescue of 12 hostages including a 5- month- old baby girl from Rungawa village, in Talata Mafara LGA.”  

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

“The victims spent one month in captivity. Victims were medically checked at 42 PMF Clinic Gusau and thereafter, debriefed by the police and handed over to their families.” 

The Commissioner of Police, while congratulating the victims for regaining their freedom, assures the public of the command’s commitment to apprehending the perpetrators of the dastardly act.

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