Nigerian Police Rescue Nine Abducted Victims in Zamfara


The Police Tactical Operatives in Zamfara state have rescued nine hostages comprising seven females and two males who were kidnapped on Tuesday at Kucheri village in Tsafe LGA of the state.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the state, CSP Mohammed Shehu Anipr, the rescue of the victims was courtesy of a piece of credible information obtained from a “good Samaritan which the Police used and successfully rescued the victims hale and hearty.”

CSP Shehu also revealed the victims while with the Police, underwent medical checks at the Police Clinic facility in Gusau, after which they were debriefed by detectives and have been reunited with their family/relatives.

The Commissioner of Police CP Kolo Yusuf psc, while congratulating his operatives for their rescue mission of the victims reassured the public of the sustained onslaught against the activities of bandits and other criminal elements.

In a similar development, operatives of the Kwara state Police Command have arrested one of the suspects that kidnapped the wife of former Military Administrator of Bauchi and Osun states, Magistrate Jumoke Bamigboye along Eiyenkorin axis of Ilorin metropolis.

Parading the suspects at the police command headquarters in Ilorin on Thursday, the Commissioner of Police, Paul Odama disclosed that the command arrested twenty-two other suspects and recovered charms and arms.

He said Abubakar Shehu, aka Dogo, the leader of the suspected kidnappers of the Magistrate was arrested on 05/03/2023 at about 21:00hours by a combined team of vigilante and police anti-kidnapping team along Eiyenkorin axis following an intelligence received on activities of the suspect in the area.

He identified other members of the five-man gang led by Dogo as Mohammed Aliyu, Yunusa Ahmadu, Malami Usman and Dauda Amosa.

The commissioner further disclosed that investigation into the case revealed that Abubakar Shehu, aka Dogo and his gang were the kidnappers who abducted one Alhaji Madaki Shaibu at Aiyegun Fulani camp in January 2023 and killed his son in the process.

Paul Odama said police operatives attached to Banni Division, also arrested another gang of five kidnappers in conjunction with local vigilantes in the Banni forest used as their abode.

He said during interrogation, the suspects confessed to be kidnappers, adding that two of their members Bayo Dudu and Aliyu Abubakar are residents of Niger State.

The commissioner noted that effort was ongoing to arrest the fleeing members of the kidnap gang.

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