Police rescue kidnapped 5-months-old baby, 11 others from bandits after 1 month in captivity

Less than 24hrs after Resumption of CP Kolo of Zamfara state, the Zamfara state police command said it rescued 12 kidnapped hostages including a 5 month old baby girl from Rungawa village in Talata Mafara LGA.

This was confirmed by the Commissioner of Police, Yusuf Kolo, through the command’s public relations officer, SP Muhammad Shehu, in a statement made available to reporters on Tuesday in Gusau, the state capital.

According to the statement, the victims were rescued by Tactical Operatives attached to 42 PMF Squadron Gusau while on joint operations with the vigilante near Dajin Kare Kukanka Forest.

Kidnapped hostages
kidnapped hostages

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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.

The statement reads In part;

“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 12 hostages including a 5- month- old baby girl from Rungawa village, in Talata Mafara LGA.”  

Following their rescue, the victims were medically checked at 42 PMF Clinic Gusau and thereafter, debriefed by the police and handed over to their families.

Source: Zagazola

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