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Police rescue district head, 13 other kidnapped victims in Zamfara

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Zamfara State Police command has revealed that the district head of Wuya Anna in Zamfara and thirteen other kidnapped victims have regained their freedom.

According to the police spokesman in the state, SP Mohammed Shehu, on the 24th March, 2020, the Zamfara State Police Command in collaboration with the state government and some leaders of the repentant bandits rescued the district head of Wuya, Alhaji Umar Usman and thirteen other kidnapped victims in the state.

“It could be recalled that on 21st March, 2020, unidentified armed men stormed Wuya and Yartasha Wuya villages of Anka LGA and kidnapped the said district head and thirteen (13) others.

“While handing over the victims to the executive Governor of Zamfara State, Hon. Mohammed Bello Matawalle, the commissioner of police, Barrister Usman Nagogo explained that the kidnapped victims were rescued in collaboration with some repentant bandits following an intensive engagement and further assured that more kidnapped victims will soon be rescued,” he said.

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In his remarks, the Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar Dauran informed the Governor that all the rescued victims are hale and hearty, commending the Governor for adopting dialogue as a way to bring lasting peace in the state.

Responding, Governor Mohammed Bello Matawalle commended the Police and other security agencies, particularly the Commissioner of Police, the Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, and the repentant bandits for the laudable effort and assured them that his government will continue to sustain the ongoing peace process in the state.

He vowed that he would take decisive action against the recalcitrant bandits that refused to accept the peace pact.

He, in spite of that, warned Yansakai security men in the state to desist from extra judicial massacre of Fulani people, stressing that they will face the full wrath of the law if they continued to harass the Fulani herdsmen without any course.

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