Police rescue abducted victim in Zamfara

The Nigeria Police Force has rescued one of three kidnapped victims from the hands of his abductors in Zamfara State.

In a statement signed by Police Public Relations Officer, Zamfara State Command, Gusau, ASP Yazid Abubakar on Friday, March 1, 2024, said of the three abducted victims; one has been rescued and reunited with his family after being medically checked.

Narrating the rescue mission, Abubakar said on 29th February 2024 at about 5: 30 AM, unknown armed men suspected to be armed bandits with sophisticated weapons surreptitiously sneaked into a Juma’at mosque on the hospital road of a Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State, with the intent to perpetuate massive abductions.

However, according to the statement, the worshippers managed to escape except three elderly persons who were later abducted to an unknown destination.

Upon receipt of the information, quick response teams were mobilised and they went into a search and rescue mission.

The teams followed the suspected armed bandits close to the Dangajeru forest, forcing the bandits to abandon one of the victims who could not meet up with their moving steps, and was rescued.

The Force added that all hands were on deck to rescue the other victims.

“The Operation is still ongoing with the view of rescuing the other two remaining victims,” it said.

Commissioner of Police, Zamfara State Police Command, Cp MD Shehu Dalijan has reassured the good people of the State that, the Command in collaboration with the State Government, will do everything humanly possible to ensure normalcy is restored in the State.