Aruga Joe Omokaro, Abuja
Following the implementation of the new security measures by Zamfara State Government, the Police and other security agencies have been carrying out assaults on identified bandits’ locations in different parts of the state.
On Thursday the Police Tactical operatives in a joint operation at Tsibiri Forest in Maradun LGA succeeded in the unconditional rescue of 187 victims abducted in Rini village of Bakura LGA, Gora village of Maradun LGA, Sabon Birni village and Shinkafi in Shinkafi LGA respectively.
The abducted victims who spent almost a month in captivity were said to have been unconditionally rescued following extensive search and rescue operations that lasted for hours.
The Commissioner of Police Zamfara State Command, CP Ayuba Elkanah while handing over the rescued victims to a representative of the state governor, Dr. Mohammed Bello Matawalle and the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe Sardaunan Dan Isa said, the new security measures in the state have been yielding tremendous result, as it has led to the successful rescue of many abducted victims that run into hundreds, and have been reunited with their respective families. Similarly, Bandits and their collaborators have been arrested, some have been charged to court while others are undergoing discreet investigation at the State CID Gusau.
Spokesman of the command SP Mohammed Shehu who confirmed the story said, CP Elkanah further assured that, the Police and other security agencies will continue to put in their best to ensure the return of lasting peace and security in the state. ” He sympathised with the victims for the suffering they passed through while in captivity and promised that the Police will redouble their commitment to protect lives and properties of the citizens of Zamfara State. “
The Representative of His Excellency while taking over the rescued victims thanked the Police and other security agencies for their resilience and hard work in the enforcement of the new security measures, and assured them of the state government’s continuous support and encouragement to perform their duties effectively. He further said that, the state Government will ensure that the victims are adequately treated before being reunited with their families, he said.