By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
The Zamfara State Police Command has rescued five kidnapped victims and recovered 11 rustled cattle in its onslaught against criminals in the state.
A statement by the Command’s Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) SP Mohammed Shehu said the police made the breakthroughs in three local government areas of Kaura Namoda, Birnin Magaji and Gusau.
“In its total determination and commitment to rid the State of all the recalcitrant criminals who refused to renounce criminal activities and embrace peace, the Zamfara State Police Command under the leadership of CP ABUTU YARO has made another breakthrough.
“On 4th February, 2021, Police operatives attached to “Operation Puff Adder” led by DPO Kaura Namoda facilitated the unconditional release of five (5) Kidnapped victims, who were abducted at behind Namoda Secondary school and Zangon Danbade areas of Kaura Namoda.
“All the rescued victims were medically treated and debriefed by the Police and later reunited with their families,” he said.
Shehu added the efforts to apprehend the kidnappers are still ongoing.
“On 3rd February, 2021, another team of Police operatives attached to “Operation Puff Adder” on market patrol at Nasarawa GODEL in Birnin Magaji LGA received an intelligence report about some cows reasonably suspected to have been stolen somewhere in Maradun LGA. The report was effectively utilised, where eleven (11) cows were recovered and taken to the State CID in Gusau for discreet investigation and identification of rightful owners,” he said.
The Police spokesman added that on 6th February, recovered a stolen car.
“A report was received at Tudun Wada Police station from one Hajiya Zainab Saidu of Gidan Dawa area Gusau that on the same day, she parked her Motor Vehicle Honda Accord Ash with Reg. Number AA 223BKA at opposite Sunny Fast Food, Tudun wada and entered the market, immediately, unidentified criminals came and stole the vehicle.
“DPO Tudun wada quickly led Police operatives and perused the criminals, where the Vehicle was abandoned and recovered at Premier Road area, Gusau,” he said.