Zamfara: Police secure release of 1000 hostages

IGP commends officers' exemplary conduct


Zamfara State Police in collaboration with the the State Ministry for Security and Home Affairs have successfully secured the unconditional release of 100 Kidnapped Victims who were abducted from Manawa Village of Mutunji District in Dansadau Emirate of Maru Local Government Area of the state.

A statement by the spokesman for the command, SP Mohammed Shehu, said that on June 8, 2021 some bandits stormed Manawa Village and abducted 100 Villagers, comprising young females, nursing mothers, males and children.

The released victims who were in the custody of their abductors for 42 days have been released without the payment of ransom, the statement said.

They will be medically checked and debriefed before being reunited with their respective families.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Hussaini Rabiu psc, warned the bandits to renounce criminality and embrace peace or face the full wrath of the law .

“The command uses this medium to call on the good people of Zamfara State to support the Police and other security agencies with credible information about the hideout, movements and other activities of Criminal elements,” it added.



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