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Police rescues 10 kidnapped persons in Zamfara



Police operatives in Zamfara on Wednesday rescued 10 kidnapped persons in the state.

Gunmen suspected to be bandits abducted the victims on May 7 and took them to an unknown destination.

The spokesman for the state police command, Yazid Abubakar, said in a statement on Thursday in Gusau the rescue operation followed intelligence reports on the activities of the bandits.

He said: “Police tactical operatives while on search and rescue operations along Gusami Forest under Birnin magaji LGA acted on intelligence reports and rescued 10 persons kidnapped from Gidan Gobirawa village of Kaura Namoda LGA.

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“The victims, while undergoing interview by the commissioner of police said that they have been in captivity since May 7, 2023, when the bandit took them to an unknown destination and spent 10 days in captivity.

“ However, operatives of the Zamfara state police command have successfully rescued them unconditionally.

“The rescued victims were checked by the police medical doctor, debriefed, and handed over to their respective families.”

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