Police rescue 55 persons kidnapped by bandits in Zamfara
No fewer than 55 kidnap victims in Zamfara State have been rescued within the past two weeks by the security operatives in the state.
Addressing newsmen at the state police command headquarters in Gusau, the commissioner of police, Mr. Usman Nagogo explained that security operatives did not rescue the kidnapped victims through confrontation with the armed bandits and
The commissioner disclosed that the present crisis in Bimini Magaji Emirate resurfaced after the killing of seven Fulani people in the Emirate which he said triggered violent reaction from the armed bandits. Speaking further, CP Nagogo stressed that the situation shifted from cattle rustling to burning of villains, food items, maiming, and killing of old men, women and children which he said also led to deprivation of farmers cultivating their farmlands in the area. However, both militia groups and the armed bandits including their Ardos were brought together under common umbrella and their we’re exchange of greetings and pleasantries, he pointed out.