Zamfara State police command has rescued 187 kidnapped victims abducted in the villages of Rini, Gora, Sabon Birni and Shinkafi, in Muradun, Bakura, and Shinkafi local governments areas of the state. The Command’s PPRO, SP Muhammad Shehu has revealed Thursday .
The abducted victims who spent many weeks in captivity were rescued during extensive search and rescue operations by the police and other security operatives that lasted for hours.
The Commissioner of Police Zamfara State, Ayuba Elkanah while handing over the rescued victims to the state government said that the new security measures in the State have been yielding tremendous result for paving way to the successful rescue of many abducted victims that run into hundreds.
Elkanah while explaining that a good number of bandits and their collaborators were also arrested during various operations assured that the Police and other security agencies will continue to put in their best to ensure the return of lasting peace and security in the state, promising that the Police will redouble their commitment to protect lives and properties of the citizens.
The Secretsry to the state government, Kabiru Balarabe who represented the state governor, Bello Mstawalle during the handing over of the victims to the state government by the police commended the security agencies for their resilience and hard work in the enforcement of the new security measures assuring them of the state government continuous support and encouragement to perform their duties effectively.
Balarabe further said that the state Government will ensure victims are adequately treated before being reunited with their families.
The Governor urged the rescued victims to consider their ordeals as an act from God.