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Police Rescue 8 Persons From Terrorists In Northwest Nigeria

The Zamfara State Police says that the victims were rescued without payment of ransom.

Police in Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria say they have rescued eight persons abducted by terrorists locally known as bandits in the state.

Muhammad Shehu, Police spokesperson in the state said in a statement issued on Tuesday, Aug. 31  that the victims were abducted on Wednesday, Aug. 25 at Kangon Sabuwa in the  Bungudu Local Government Area of the state.

Shehu said that the victims were taken to “Kungurmi bandits camp” after they were abducted. “They were rescued safely by the police without any financial or material gain,” he said in the stateme, adding that “the victims were medically checked, debriefed by the police and reunited with their families.’’

Shehu assured Zamfara residents that the Police will continue to double their efforts towards ensuring the protection of lives and properties in the states, while appealing to them to cooperate with the police and other sister security agencies in order to ensure that the State is peaceful.

Zamfara, a state located in the Northwest region of Nigeria has come under attack in recent times as terrorists locally branded as “bandits” have continuously attacked different communities in the state, abducting and killing people. 

On Wednesday, Aug. 25, Bello Mattawale, Governor of the state called on Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency over the state of insecurity in the Northern part of the country.

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Chigozie Victor

Chigozie Victor is a journalist and a creative writer. Her work focuses on SGBV, policy and security infrastructure. The graduate of English and Literature from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka is passionate about helping audiences understand salient issues through clear reporting and multimedia journalism. She tweets at @nwaanyi_manaria

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