Eleven abducted persons have been rescued by men of the Nigeria Police Force in Zamfara State.
The kidnap victims were taken away by their abductors on Thursday, 12 August.
Zamfara State police public relations officer, SP Mohammed Shehu, said, “The effort that led to the unconditional rescue was sequel to the report of abduction of 11 persons by some group of hoodlums suspected to be bandits at Yarkofoji community in Bakura Local Government Area of the state on 12th August, 2021.”
Also, in yet another rescue effort, the Chief Security Officer of the College of Health Technology, Tsafein, regained his freedom.
SP Shehu said, “The report of his abduction was reported to the police at the early hours of 18th August, 2021, when a group of hoodlums went to his house at around 0040hrs and abducted him. The police search and rescue team swung into action by combing the surrounding forest. Luckily enough, the victim was rescued safely.
“The search and rescue strategies employed by the Commissioner of Police Zamfara State Command, Mr. Ayuba Elkana, led to the successful rescue of the abducted victims without any ransom paid by the relations of the victims.
“The Commissioner congratulated the victims for regaining their freedom and urged them to always be conscious of their security and report any suspicious person to the Police or any nearest security outfit for the prompt response. All the victims have been taken to the hospital for medical checks. Later debriefed by the Police and reunited with their families.”
The police spokesperson further reiterated their readiness to protect the lives and property of people.
Zamfara is one of the northwestern states suffering from the activities of bandits and kidnappers, despite security agencies’ efforts and Governor Matawalle’s vow to bring an end to it.