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Police Rescue 11 Abducted Persons In Northwest Nigeria Communities

The victims were abducted from Yarkofoji village in Bakura Local Government Area of Zamfara state by terrorists almost a week ago.

Police in Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria, says it has rescued 11 persons that were abducted by terrorists through its ongoing search and rescue operations across the state.

According to the police, the victims were abducted  on Thursday,  Aug. 12, 2021, from Yarkofoji  village in Bakura Local Government Area of the state by terrorists locally known as ‘bandits’.

Muhammed Shehu, the police spokesperson in the state, said in a statement made available to HumAngle that the rescue was unconditional. He disclosed that the Command also succeeded in securing the unconditional rescue of a Chief Security Officer of the College of Health Technology, Tsafe.

“The report of his abduction was reported to the Police at the early hours of 18th August, 2021, when a group of hoodlums went to his house at around 0040hrs and abducted him,” Shehu recalled.

“Police search and rescue team swung into action by combing the surrounding forest. Luckily enough, the victim was rescued safely.”

“The search and rescue strategies employed by Ayuba Elkana, the Commissioner of Police Zamfara State Command, led to the successful rescue of the abducted victims without any ransom  paid by the relations of the victims.”

He added that all the victims have been taken to the hospital for medical checks, debriefed by the Police, and reunited with their families.

The police spokesperson also assured the people of the state about the ongoing efforts of the Command to rescue other victims currently in captivity, “so that lives  and  properties  can be adequately protected.”

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