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Zamfara police rescue 14 kidnap victims after 68 days in captivity

Police and vigilantes dislodged a bandit Kingpin, popularity known as Dogo Sule, near Munhaye Forest on Friday.

• March 11, 2023
Zamfara Commissioner of Police, Kolo Yusuf
Zamfara Commissioner of Police, Kolo Yusuf

The Zamfara police command has dislodged a bandits’ camp and rescued 14 kidnapped victims in Zamfara who had spent 68 days in captivity.

This is contained in a statement issued in Gusau on Saturday by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Muhammad Shehu.

M Shehu said officers and vigilantes dislodged bandits’ camp belonging to a bandit Kingpin, popularity known as Dogo Sule, near Munhaye Forest on Friday.

“As a result of the operation, 14 hostages, made up of two male adults, seven females and five children below two years old, were rescued.

“The victims informed the police detectives that, on January 1, 2023, at about 2300hrs, a large number of suspected bandits, armed with sophisticated weapons, stormed Anguwar Mangoro and Gidan Maidawa villages in Gusau Local Government Area and abducted the victims to their camp where they spent 68 days in captivity.

“The victims who were in sympathetic condition have been taken to the Police clinic, Gusau, for medical treatment and thereafter reunited with their families/Relations,” Mr Shehu explained.

He said the state Commissioner of Police, Kolo Yusuf, has congratulated the victims for regaining their freedom and reassured them of the command’s continuous commitment to protecting the lives and property of the citizens.


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