Some of the rescued victims
Police tactical operatives in Zamfara state have dislodged bandits camp and rescued 14 kidnapped victims after 68 days in captivity.
In a statement by Zamfara Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Mohammed Shehu, the rescued victims included aged persons, women and babies.
“On 10th March 2023, Police Tactical Operatives in Conjunction with the vigilante while on Mop Up Operation near Munhaye forest successfully dislodged some bandits camp belonging to one recalcitrant bandit Kingpin AKA Dogo Sule. As a result of the operation, 14 hostages consisting of two male adults, Seven female and five Children below the age of 2 years were rescued”.
According to him, the victims informed the Police detectives that, on 1st January, 2023 at about 11pm, large number of suspected bandits armed with sophisticated weapons stormed Anguwar Mangoro and Gidan Maidawa villages in Gusau Local government area and abducted them to their camp where they spent 68 days in captivity.
The victims who were in sympathetic condition were medically examined at the Police clinic Gusau and thereafter reunited with their Relatives.
Writing by Abdulrazak Kaura; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade & Adeniyi Bakare