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42 days after abduction, bandits free 100 captives in Zamfara


42 days after abduction, bandits free 100 captives in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Ministry of Security and Home Affairs in collaboration with the state police command has successfully secured the unconditional release of 100 kidnap victims abducted from Manawa village of Mutunji district, Dansadau Emirate in Maru Local Government Area of the state.

The victims, mostly nursing mothers, males and children, who were abducted on June 8 when some bandits stormed the village, regained their freedom after 42 days in captivity, NigerianTribune reports.

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According to a statement signed by the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Mohammed Shehu, the victims were released without paying any ransom.

Shehu added that they would be medically checked and debriefed before being reunited with their respective families.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Hussaini Rabiu, also warned recalcitrant bandits to renounce criminalities and embrace peace or face the full wrath of the law.

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The command called on the good people of the state to support the police and other security agencies with credible information about the hideouts, movements and other activities of criminal elements.