Sani Muhammad Sani
Zamfara Police in collaboration with other Security Agencies in an extensive operations at various bandits’ enclaves succeeded in arresting notorious bandits, recovery of sophisticated arms, ammunition and rescued of kidnapped victims that runs into hundreds in various operations across the state.
Zamfara State Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Elkanah disclosed Tuesday that another landmark recorded by the joint Tactical operatives in Shinkafi and Tsafe LGAs is the rescue of 97 kidnapped victims including 7 pregnant women, 19, 2-7 months old babies and 16, 2-7yrs old children.
This According to the commissioner followed an extensive pressure mounted as a result of the ongoing Military operation around the camp of a notorious bandit’s kingpin known as Bello Turji that covers Shinkafi, Zurmi and Birnin Magaji Local Government areas of the state.
The Police operatives in collaboration with genuine repentant bandits and vigilante swung into action and succeeds in the rescue.
The victims were in captivity for over three months and they include 33 male adult, 7 male children, 3 female children and 25 women including pregnant and nursing mothers respectively.
The victims held from Magarya, Maradun, Gusau of Zamfara State and Sabon Birni LGA in Sokoto State.
In Tsafe local government, the police Tactical operatives deployed in Tsafe axis acted on intelligence report and stormed Kunchin Kalgo forest in Tsafe LGA and rescued 29 kidnapped victims unconditionally.
The victims were abducted for over 60 days from three villages of Adarawa, Gana and Bayawuri in Rijiya District of Gusau LGA.
They includes 25 female including pregnant, nursing mothers and 4 male children. The victims were said to have been abducted by a Bandits’ kingpin Ado Aleru.
All the rescued victims are currently receiving medical treatment from the joint medical teams of the State Government and the Police.
They will be debriefed, hand over to the State Government before being reunited with their families.