Zamfara Police command says security operatives have rescued 100 abducted persons from bandits at Kabaro forest.
According to a statement by the command’s spokesperson, Muhammed, the victims who are mostly women and children were kidnapped on June 8 by bandits and taken to Kabaro village in Maru Local Government Area of the state.
Shehu revealed that the rescue operation was done in collaboration with the state ministry of security and home affairs.
He explained that all the victims were from Manawa village of Maru Local Government Area of the state adding that they had spent 42 days with the abductors before they were rescued.
Shehu says the victims were released unconditionally with no ransom was paid before their release.
While presenting 80 rescued victims before the journalists on Wednesday, he says the remaining 20 are in the hospital receiving treatment.
“The Zamfara state police in collaboration with the state ministry for security and home affairs have successfully secured the unconditional release of one hundred kidnapped victims who were abducted from Manawa village of Mutunji district in Dansadau Emirate of Maru local government area of the State.
“It could be recalled that on 8th June 2021, some recalcitrant bandits stormed Manawa village, and abducted 100 villagers, including nursing mothers, males, and children.
“The victims, who were in the custody of their abductors for 42 days, were released without giving any financial or material gain and they will be medically checked and debriefed before being reunited with their respective families,” Shehu said.
The Special Adviser to Governor Matawalle on Security Matters, Mamman Tsafe who was also at the event explained that the state government would continue to use both kinetic and non-kinetic approaches in ensuring dealing with banditry and insecurity issues.