By Uzair Adam Imam
Reports from Zamfara indicated that no fewer than 27 people abducted in Bukkuyum and Anka local government areas of the state were reportedly rescued by police.
This is coming after the suspected bandits stormed the named areas and abducted a yet-to-be-identified number of people.
The spokesman of the police command in the state, SP Muhammad Shehu, disclosed this to journalists in the state.
He said the 27 rescued victims were abducted by an armed group in Akawa, Gwashi, Tungar Rogo and some villages in Anka local government.
He also stated that, after their abduction, the victims were taken to camps at Gando/Bagega and Sunke forests in Bukkuyum and Anka local government areas.
She added the rescue of the victims was a sequel to the report received by the Command that a group of bandits had invaded the named villages.
“On receiving the report, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Kolo Yusuf, deployed additional Police Tactical Operatives to reinforce DPOs in Anka and Bukkuyum local government areas and vigilantes to rescue the abducted victims.
“Luckily enough, a well-coordinated search and rescue operation was carried out with the full support and partnership of the two local governments’ sole administrators.
“At the moment, 17 out of 27 were brought to the Police Command Headquarters while the 10 other victims are in the hospital receiving medical attention following the trauma they passed through while in captivity,” he added.