Crime & SecurityPolice Rescued 24 Kidnapped Victims In Zamfara

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KAURA NAMODA, (Zamfara) — Zamfara state police commissioner, Ayuba Elkana says police have succeeded in rescuing 24 kidnapped victims in Shinkafi and Tsafe Local Government Areas of the State.

Elkana while briefing Journalists in Gusau said four of the victims are secondary school students abducted while writing their WAEC examination in Shinkafi and a student of Federal Polytechnic Kaura Namoda.

Mr. Elkana said thirteen of those were rescued in Shinkafi local government area, while the remaining 11 kidnapped victims were rescued in Tsafe local government area.

 “The victims who spent 60 days in captivity have now been rescued unconditionally.

“All the rescued victims have been debriefed and re-united with their families,”

 “On 22nd November 2021 at about 2330hrs, two (2) Golf Vehicles with registration number AE 535 ARG and GUS 274 XF conveying passengers from Kano to Sokoto were blocked by armed bandits along Wanzamai village and abducted all the passengers.

“On receipt of the distress call, Police Tactical Operatives deployed along Gusau – Tsafe – Funtua road embarked on an extensive search and rescue Operation and finally succeeded in the unconditional rescue of eleven (11) passengers,” he said.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)

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