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The Zamfara State Police Command has rescued five kidnapped victims in Kaura Namoda, Birnin-Magaji and Gusau local government areas of the state.

The police command also recovered 11 rustled cows and stolen vehicles according to a statement issued in Gusau on Sunday by the state police spokesperson Muhammad Shehu.

“In its determination and commitment to rid the state of dwindling security challenges, the police command in Zamfara has made another breakthrough in three local government areas of Kaura Namoda, Birnin Magaji and Gusau.

“On February 4, police operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder, led by Divisional Police Officer of Kaura Namoda facilitated the unconditional release of five kidnapped victims who were abducted behind Namoda Secondary School and Zangon Danbade areas of Kaura Namoda town.

“All the rescued victims were medically treated, debriefed by the police and reunited with their families.

However, the police stated that no arrest have been made.

“Efforts to apprehend the perpetrators are ongoing,” Mr Shehu said.

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“On February 6, a report was received at a police station in Tudun Wada from one Hajiya Zainab Saidu of Gidan Dawa area of Gusau that on the same day, she parked her vehicle and entered the market but the car was stolen.

“The police in Tudunwada quickly led police operatives and pursued the criminals to where the vehicle was abandoned and recovered at Premier Road area, Gusau.

All the suspects fled before the arrival of the police,” Mr Shehu added.

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