By Abimbola Ogunnaike
The Zamfara State Police Command has disclosed that it dislodged bandits’ camp, rescuing 14 kidnapped victims, after 68 days in captivity.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), S P Mohammed Shehu, disclosed this in statement signed and issued to newsmen in Gusau, the state capital on Saturday, 11 March, 2023.
“On March 10, 2023, Police Tactical Operatives in Conjunction with the vigilante while on Mop Up Operation near Munhaye forest successfully dislodged bandits camp belonging to one recalcitrant bandits’ Kingpin AKA Dogo Sule”
“As a result of the operation, fourteen hostages comprising two male adults, seven females and five children below the age of 2 were rescued,” he said.
According to the command image-maker, in the course of debriefing, the victims informed the police detectives that, on January 1, 2023 at about 2300hrs, 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 pathetic condition have been taken to the police clinic in Gusau for medical treatment and thereafter reunited with their families and relations,” Shehu said in the statement.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Kolo Yusuf has congratulated the victims for regaining their freedom, reassuring them of continuous commitment to protect lives and property of the citizens.