The Police Command in Zamfara State has said it has secured the release of 11 kidnapped victims in the state.
The Public Relations Officer of the command, SP Muhammad Shehu, announced this in a statement issued in Gusau, SURGENIG NEWS NIGERIA reports.
“We have secured the release of 11 kidnapped victims by a group who took them to a forest near Gobirawan Chali in Maru Local Government Area.
“10 out of the 11 victims are natives of Kyakyaka, Tungar Haki and Gidan Ango villages of Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara, while the other victim is from Kaduna State.
“All the rescued victims have been debriefed by the police and later handed over to the Ministry for Security and Home Affairs that will reunite them with their families.
“Investigation regarding the abduction of the victims has begun and the outcome will be made public,” Shehu said.
He further revealed that the command also repelled an attack by suspected bandits on Yarkala village in Rawayya District of Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara and recovered weapons.
“On April 8, police operatives attached to operation Puff Adder deployed to Rawayya-Yarkala axis mobilized and dislodged the bandits, as a result, they fled to the forest with possible gun shot wounds.
“An AK-47 rifle marked 1983NI2328 and a magazine containing 10 rounds of live ammunition belonging to one of the fleeing bandits was recovered and is now in police custody,” he added.