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ZAMFARA POLICE COMMAND RESCUE 21 KIDNAPED VICTIMS

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ZAMFARA POLICE COMMAND RESCUE 21 KIDNAPED VICTIMS

The Zamfara police command says it succeeded in rescuing 21 kidnaped children including two girls who were abducted by suspected armed bandits at Kucheri village of Tsafe local government area of the state.


The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Muhammad Shehu disclosed this at a press conference in Gusau on Saturday.
Shehu said the victims were kidnaped in Kucheri village along Gusau-Funtua High Way on 31st Dec. 2021 at about 2300hrs.


“On 31st Dec., 2021 at about 2300hrs, a distress call was received from Kucheri village via Tsafe LGA that armed bandits in their large number blocked Gusau – Funtua Federal Highway at Kucheri axis, and abducted unspecified number of commuters in five different vehicles.


“The police tactical operatives in conjunction with the military promptly responded to the distress call and moved to scene, where they engaged the hoodlums to a serious gun battle.

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“The Police operatives succeeded in rescuing twenty one kidnaped children including two female who were from Rini village in Bakura LGA to Katsina State for Almajiri  Islamiyya  School along with their Scholar named Lawali Ibrahim”, Shehu said. 


According to the PPRO, the said scholar, Lawali Ibrahim and the driver of their vehicle were among the victims that are currently in captivity. 


He said the commissioner of police, Ayuba Elkanah has already sent reinforcement of police operatives to complement the effort of the joint security operatives currently working to rescue the remaining victims and apprehend the perpetrators.


“The command is using this medium to call on the general public especially drivers and passengers to desist from night journey. 


“The night time is the period that is mostly used by the bandits to block road and kidnaped commuters in the state.


“The command will continue to work assiduously to ensure the safety and security of the citizenry”, Shehu explained.

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