The Zamfara State Police Command has rescued 12 kidnapped victims including a five months old baby from a forest in the state.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Mohammed Shehu, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, August 30, said the victims were abducted from Rungawa village in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of the state and taken to Kare Kukanka forest, a camp of a notorious bandit leader known as “Bello Maibille”.
“In line with the mandate given to the new Commissioner of Police, Zamfara State Command, CP Kolo Yusuf by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba psc (+), NPM, fdc, to restore lasting peace and security in Zamfara state, on 30th August, 2022, Police Tactical Operatives attached to 42 PMF Squadron Gusau, while on joint operations with the vigilante at near Dajin Kare kukanka forest, acted on intelligence report that led to the unconditional rescue of twelve (12) hostages including a 5 month old baby girl from Rungawa village in Talata Mafara LGA,” the statement read.
“The victims who were rescued unhurt were abducted by armed bandit/terrorists and taken to Kare Kukanka forest, a bandit camp of a notorious bandit leader popularly known as “Bello Maibille” , and spent one (1) month in captivity. Victims were medically checked at 42 PMF Clinic Gusau, thereafter, debriefed by the Police and handed over to their families,”
“The Commissioner of Police while congratulating the victims for regaining their freedom, assures the public of the Command’s commitment to apprehending the perpetrators of this dastardly act
“The CP further commends the joint Police/vigilante operatives for the weldone job, and enjoins all and sundry to be security conscious and report suspicious characters to the Police or any security Agency for prompt action.”