The rescued victims
Operatives of the Zamfara state police command have rescued 14 victims abducted by bandits during an intelligence led search and rescue operation at Kunchin Kalgo forest within Tsafe LGA of the state.
Police spokesperson, SP Mohammed Shehu confirmed this on Thursday June 23, adding that those rescued include twelve adults and two babies.
According to Shehu, tactical operatives deployed along Kunchin Kalgo axis on Tuesday June 21, in collaboration with some individuals who have resolved to partner with security agencies in restoring peace to the state, acted on credible intelligence and stormed a suspected bandit’s hideout.
The victims rescued from the operation informed told the police that bandits invaded Nasarawa Wanke and Rijiya villages in Gusau LGA, and abducted several persons.
The abductees said they spent about 42 days in captivity prior to the rescue mission. The Commissioner of Police, CP Ayuba N. Elkanah while handing over the victims to their relations, appreciated the government and people of the state for their continuous support and collaboration with the police.
Elkanah assured the people of intensifying efforts to safely rescue kidnapped victims and reunite them with their families, while bringing their abductors to justice.