Emerging report indicates that the Zamfara State Police Command have rescued 100 captives abducted by armed bandits in Dansadau area of Maru Local government Council of the State.
The captives reportedly spent more than 40 days in bandits’ den, before they were rescued.
Some repentant bandits were said to have facilitated their release through a mediation brokered by the State Government.
The Police Spokesperson in the State, SP Mohammed Shehu, disclosed that the bandits abducted the victims at Manawa village, on June 8, and kept them at Kabaru forest, for over 40 days.
His words: “The rescue is one of the efforts the State Command is making to protect the lives and properties of citizens.
“Since the abduction, the Police Force geared up in collaboration with Sister Security Agencies and Stakeholders as well, who assist Police to maintain peace in the State.
“The rescue operation took that long out of the sheer number of the captives; it is necessary for us to carefully apply tactics in order not to jeopardise the whole operation. And thank God that it went smoothly.”
He further revealed that although 100 persons were rescued, only 80 are with the Security Agents, adding that: “The remaining 20 could not make it to Gusau, as they are sick, therefore, we handed them over to their families, who will take care of them.”
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