Ten abducted women including a one-year-old baby have been freed by some of the operatives of the Nigerian police force in Zamfara state.
Spokesperson of the police SP Shehu Muhammad who confirmed this via a statement issued to journalists in Gusau on Friday said the rescue was achieved through an extensive but successful search and rescue operation along Gando forest in Bukkuyum local government area of Zamfara state.
“On Monday 17th October 2022 , a group of bandits terrorist invaded Manye village in Anka LGA and abducted Ten women and a one-year-old child to Gando forest in Bukkuyum LGA of the state where they spent three (3) days in captivity”.
“On receiving the report, the Commissioner of Police deployed additional Police Tactical operatives to reinforce DPO Anka and vigilante in their rescue operation, a task that was successfully accomplished with the full support of stakeholders especially, the Sole Administrator of Anka LGA”.
All the rescued victims were taken to the hospital for medical check, debriefed by police detectives and handed over to their families.
The Commissioner of Police while commending the sole Administrator, Anka LGA for the full support and partnership during the rescue operation, congratulated the victims for regaining their freedom, and assures that, all the perpetrators will be apprehended and charged to court for prosecution.