The Zamfara State Police Command has announced the rescue of 100 persons abducted by bandits on June 8, 2021 in Manawa village, Mutunji District of Dansadau Emirate in Maru Local Government Area of the state.
The victims were successfully rescued from the bandits at Kabaro forest in Maru LGA.
The command’s spokesman, SP Muhammad Shehu disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, adding the the rescue operation was carried out in collaboration with the state Ministry of Security and Home Affairs.
The statement read in part: “Some recalcitrant bandits stormed Manawa village in Mutunji District of Dansadau Emirate in Maru LGA on June 8 and abducted 100 villagers including nursing mothers, males, and children.
“The victims who were in custody of their abductors for 42 days, were released without ransom and will be medically checked and debriefed before being reunited with their respective families.
“The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Hussaini Rabiu, has warned the recalcitrant bandits to renounce criminalities and embrace peace or face the full wrath of the law.
“He has assured of sustenance of kinetic and non-kinetic approach to successfully end the menace of kidnapping in the state.
“The command uses this medium to call on the good people of the state to support the police and other security agencies with credible information about the hideout, movements, and other activities of criminal elements.”