By: Okosun Dennis
No fewer than 11 kidnapped victims have been rescued by the Zamfara Police Command in its bid to rid the state of all activities of recalcitrant bandits and other criminal elements.
It was learnt that on the 9th April 2021, the Police Command in collaboration with the the Ministry for Security and Home Affairs secured the unconditional release of 11 Kidnapped victims abducted by a group of kidnappers and taken to a forest near Gobirawan Chali in Maru Local Government Area.
However, 10 out of the 11 Kidnapped victims are natives of Kyakyaka, Tungar Haki and Gidan Ango villages of Gusau LGA, while the other victim is from Kaduna state respectively.
The release of the kidnapped victims was part of the ongoing peace process enunciated by Governor Mohammed Bello Matawalle.
All the rescued victims have been debriefed by the Police and later handed over to the Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs who will reunite them with their families.
Investigation regarding the abduction of the victims has commenced and the outcome will be made public.
However, determined to ensure peace reign, under the leadership of the Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro has succeeded in repelling attack on YARKALA village in Rawayya District of Bungudu Local Governmemt Area by suspected armed bandits .
The spokesperson of Zamfara State Police Command, SP Mohammed Shehu said on Saturday that on the 8th April, 2021 Police operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder deployed to Rawayya – Yarkala axis were alerted about the presence of large number of armed bandits who were moving to YARKALA village on an attack mission.
“On receiving the distress, the operatives quickly mobilised and dislodged the bandits, as a result, they fled back to the forest with possible gun shot wounds.
“In the course of mopping up the scene, an AK 47 Rifle with breech no. 1983NI2328 and a Magazine containing 10 Rounds of live ammunition belonging to one of the fleeing bandits was recovered and is now in Police custody.