Police in Collaboration with vigilante group in Zamfara have rescued fourteen hostages after sixty eight days in captivity.The rescued victims are two male adults, seven female and five toddlers.
A press statement signed by the police public relations Officer, Superintendent Mohammed Shehu says, the Successes follows a mop up Operation in a bandit camp belonging to a notorious bandit kingpin Dogo Sule, near Munhaye forest in Tsafe Local Government area of the state
The victims, according to the statement were abducted on 1st January, 2023 at about 2300hrs, when a large number of suspected bandits armed with sophisticated weapons stormed their Communities Anguwar Mangoro and Gidan Maidawa in Gusau Local Council and whisked them away to an unknown destination
“On 10th March 2023, Police Tactical Operatives in Conjunction with the vigilante while on Mop Up Operation at near Munhaye forest successfully dislodged some bandits camp belonging to one recalcitrant bandit Kingpin AKA Dogo Sule. As a result of the operation, fourteen ( 14) Hostages Comprising of two (2) Male adults, Seven (7) Female and Five (5) Children of below of age of 2 years were rescued” The statement read.
“In the course of debriefing, the victims informed the Police detectives that, on 1st January, 2023 at about 2300hrs, large number of suspected bandits armed with sophisticated weapons stormed Anguwar Mangoro and Gidan Maidawa villages in Gusau LGA and abducted them to their camp where they spent 68 days in captivity” the police added.
The rescued Victims were debriefed at the police clinic in Gusau and thereafter re-united with their families
The Zamfara Commissioner of Police Kolo Yusuf Congratulates the victims for regaining their freedom, and reassures of the Command readiness to protect lives and properties of all citizens.
“The victims who were in sympathetic condition have been taken to the Police clinic Gusau for medical treatment and thereafter re-United with their family/Relations”
“The Commissioner of Police CP Kolo Yusuf, congratulated the victims for regaining their freedom, and reassures the continuous commitment to protect lives and property of the citizens” PPRO.
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