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Bandits turn underaged boy abducted from Kaduna village into cattle rearer in Zamfara


The Police Command in Zamfara State on Wednesday said it had rescued three kidnapped victims including a boy, who was abducted two years ago from his village in Kaduna State

This was contained in a statement issued in Gusau by the Public Relations Officer of the command, SP Muhammad Shehu.

Shehu said the victims were rescued by the tactical squad of the Command on Tuesday from Mashayar Zaki forest, Dansadau district of Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara.

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He added that all the three rescued victims were from Kaduna State.

“On 8th March 2022, Police Tactical operatives deployed along Dansadau axis, while on rigorous Anti-Banditry Patrol successfully rescued three kidnapped victims, including a female and an underaged boy, who are natives of Kaduna State.

“Two of the victims were abducted from Tumburku in Giwa LGA of Kaduna State on February 20, 2022.

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“While the underaged victim was abducted from his village in Birnin Gwari LGA of Kaduna State about two years ago.

“And since then, he was subjected to rearing animals for the bandits, before he was successfully rescued by the police,” Shehu said.

He said the victims had been taken to the hospital for medical treatment before being debriefed by police detectives.

“The Zamfara State Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Elkanah, commended the operatives for the successful rescue of the victims and tasked them to sustain the tempo.

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“Elkanah further appreciates the state government’s support and encouragement to the security operatives in the state,” Shehu said.

He stated the the CP assured members of the public that the police, in collaboration with other security agencies, would continue to work assiduously to ensure sustainable peace and security in the State.