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Zamfara bandits free 100 kidnap victims after 42 days in captivity

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Zamfara State Police in Collaboration with the the State Ministry for Security and Home Affairs have successfully secured the unconditional release of 100 kidnap victims who were abducted from Manawa Village of  Mutunji District in Dansadau Emirate of Maru Local Government Area of the state.

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Spokesman for the police in the state, Mohammed Shehu, disclosed this on Tuesday in a statement.

“It could be recalled that, on the 8th June, 2021 some recalcitrant Bandits stormed Manawa Village and abducted 100 Villagers including Females majority Nursing Mothers, Males and children,” Mr Shehu, a superintendent of police, said.

“The released victims who were in custody of their abductors for 42 Days have been released without giving any financial or material gain and they will be medically checked and debriefed before reunited with their respective families.

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“The Commissioner of Police, CP Hussaini Rabiu psc, warned  the Recalcitrant bandits to renounce criminalities and embrace peace  or face the full wrath of the law .

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“The Command uses this medium to call on the good people of Zamfara State to support the Police and other security agencies with credible information about the hideout, movements and other activities of Criminal elements.”

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