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Crime & Punishment of Sunday, 12 March 2023


Zamfara police rescue 14 kidnap victims after 68 days in captivity

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14 kidnap victims who have been in bandits’ camp for 68 days have been rescued by operatives of Zamfara police command.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Mohammed Shehu, said the victims were rescued by the police tactical operatives in conjunction with the vigilante group during a mop-up at Munhaye forest in the Tsafe Local Government Area of the state.

Shehu said;

“On March 10, 2023, the Police Tactical Operatives in conjunction with the vigilante, while on a mop-up operation near Munhaye forest, successfully dislodged some bandits’ camp belonging to recalcitrant bandits’ Kingpin called “Dogo Sule”.

“As a result of the operation, 14 hostages, comprising of two male adults, seven female and five children below the age of two years were rescued.”

Recounting their ordeal, the kidnap victims told the police that they were abducted on January 1, 2023, at about 11 o’clock in the night, by a large number of suspected bandits armed with sophisticated weapons who stormed Anguwar Mangoro and Gidan Maidawa villages in Gusau Local Government Area.

Shehu added;

“The victims who were in sympathetic condition have been taken to the Police clinic in Gusau for medical treatment and thereafter reunited with their families and relations."