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Eleven captives, five-month-old baby rescued from notorious Zamfara bandit

The police claimed that they stormed the camp of notorious bandit leader Bello Maibille to rescue the captives.

• August 30, 2022
Zamfara Commissioner of Police, Kolo Yusuf
Zamfara Commissioner of Police, Kolo Yusuf [Photo Credit: Daily Post Nigeria]

Zamfara State Police Command has rescued 12 kidnapped victims, including a five-month-old baby, after a month in captivity.

The command spokesperson, Muhammad Shehu, said the victims, abducted from Rungawa village in Talata Mafara Local Government Area, were held at the camp of a notorious bandit leader, Bello Maibille, in Dajin Kare-kukanka.

Mr Shehu said they were rescued on Tuesday when police tactical operatives attached to 42 PMF Squadron Gusau, in a joint operation with the vigilantes, stormed the camp.

The command spokesman said all the victims were rescued unhurt.

Mr Shehu added that they had undergone medical check at the 42 Police Mobile Force Clinic in Gusau, debriefed by the police and handed over to their families.

He said the State Commissioner of Police, Kolo Yusuf, congratulated the rescued victims for regaining their freedom and assured that the command would apprehend the perpetrators.

Mr Yusuf commended the operatives for their effort and urged all citizens to be security conscious and report suspicious characters to any security agency for prompt action.


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