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Police rescue 21 kidnapped children

Police Tactical Operatives has rescued 21 children who were kidnapped at Kucheri Village along Gusau -Funtua Road an hour to the New Year 2022.

At a press briefing at the Police Headquarters, Gusau, Commissioner of Police, CP Ayuba Elkana said the rescued childre were heading to Dandume in Katsina state for Islamic School.

Represented by Police Public Relations Officer of Zamfara State Police Command, SP Mohammed Shehu, CP Ayuba Elkana said, on the 31st of December, 2021 at about 11pm, Bandits in their large number have blocked the Federal Higher at Kucheri village in Tsafe Local Government Area of the State, abducted unspecified number of commuters in five different vehicles.

CP noted Police Tactical Operatives in conjunction with Military promptly responded to the distress call, moved to the scene and engaged the hoodlums to a serious Gun battle which led to the rescue of the Children.

He explained that, the children were from Rini village in Bakura local government area of the state on transit in an 18 Seater Bus, along with their teacher, Malam Lauwali Ibrahim who at present in the bandits custody.

The Command urged people in the state to avoid night journey as Kidnappers usually operates in the night.

Reporting by Abdulrazak Kaura; editing by Adeniyi Bakare