Seven kidnapped victims from Chibade village in Rijau Local Government Area of Niger State have been rescued by men of the Zamfara State Police Command.
The development is disclosed in a statement released by the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ayuba Ellkanah .
He said the kidnapped victims were rescued during search and rescue operations, adding that the victims were rescued along Dansadau forest in Maru Local Government Area of the state,.
He assured that many victims that are currently in captivity at various bandits’ enclaves in the state would be rescued.
“On February 25, 2022, the tactical operatives of the command in collaboration with the military deployed along Dansadau axis in Maru Local Government Area of the state have successfully rescued seven kidnapped victims who are natives of Chibade village in Rijau Local Government Area of Niger State.
“The victims during debriefing informed the police that, on February 21, 2022, bandits in large numbers, stormed their village, Chibade and abducted seven of them to Dansadau forest of Zamfara State.
“Joint Police and military operatives, while on a coordinated bush clearance around Dansadau axis, successfully rescued the affected victims and brought them to Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau where they received medical check.
“All the victims will be handed over to the Commissioner of Police Niger State Police Command for further appropriate action.
“The Commissioner of Police Zamfara State Command, Mr. Ayuba N. Ellkanah, congratulated the victims and their families for regaining their freedom and assured members of the general public of police continuous commitment to rid the state of all forms of criminal activities.”