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Police arrest three kidnappers, rescue students and varsity staff in Zamfara



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Zamfara State Police Command has arrested bandits that abducted two students and a staff member of the Federal University, Gusau (FUGUS) at gunpoint on October 14, 2023.

“A group of armed individuals, suspected to be bandits, wielding dangerous weapons, forcefully entered a rented student residence situated on the outskirts of Sabon Garin Damba. They abducted two students and a staff member of the Federal University, Gusau, at gunpoint on the evening of October 14, 2023, around 8:00 p.m. ASP Yazid Abubakar, Zamfara State Police Command PRO, said in a statement.

“In response to this distressing incident, the Zamfara State Police Command immediately activated its striking force for a thorough search and rescue operation. We are pleased to report that the efforts of the command have yielded a successful and positive outcome, as all the victims were rescued unharmed, while three of the abductors were apprehended.

“Operations are still ongoing to apprehend other fleeing abductors.

“Under the capable leadership of CP Mohammed Shehu Dalijan, the Zamfara State Command remains steadfast in its commitment to safeguarding lives and property throughout the state, including the provision of a conducive atmosphere for the learning process and ensuring the safety and security of educational institutions.

“The Command urges the good citizens of Zamfara State to continue supporting the efforts of the police by providing credible and timely information concerning criminal activities.

The Command said, “Your cooperation is invaluable as the Command and the community work together to rid our dear state of all forms of criminality.

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