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Police Rescues 21 Kidnapped Children in Zamfara


Zamfara Command of Nigeria Police says it has unconditionally rescued twenty one kidnapped children, including two female, who were among the people earlier abducted by suspected armed bandits at Kucheri Village, along Gusau – Funtua Road on 31st December, 2021 at about 2300hrs.

Zamfara Command’s Spokesperson SP Muhammmad Shehu made the disclosure at a press briefing held at Command’s Headquarters, Gusau.

He said on 31st December, 2021 at about 2300hrs, a distress call was received from Kucheri Village Via Tsafe LGA that, Armed Bandits in their large number blocked Gusau – Funtua Federal Highway at Kucheri axis, and abducted unspecified number of commuters in five (5) different vehicles.

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He stated that Police Tactical Operatives in conjunction with the Military promptly responded to the distress call and moved to the scene, where they engaged the hoodlums to a serious gun battle.

Acccording to him “The Police Operatives succeeded in rescuing twenty one kidnapped children including two female victims who were coming from Rini Village in Bakura LGA to Katsina State for Almajiri Islamiyya School along with their Scholar named Lawali Ibrahim.

“The said scholar, Lawali Ibrahim and the driver of their Hummer Bus Vehicle were among the victims that are currently in captivity.”

He pointed out that the Commissioner of Police has already sent reinforcement of Police operatives to complement the effort of the joint security operatives currently working to rescue the remaining victims and apprehend the perpetrators.

SP Shehu called on the general public especially drivers and passengers to desist from night journey, stating that in the state mostly bandits block road and kidnapped commuters in the night.

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He added that on its part, the Police Command will continue to work assiduously to ensure the safety and security of the citizenry.


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