Nigerian police rescue 14 kidnap victims in northwest state

Nigeria Police
Nigeria Police

Nigerian police said Thursday that 14 people kidnapped by bandits in the northwestern state of Zamfara have been rescued by the police after being held in captivity for more than 40 days.

Mohammed Shehu, the spokesperson for the police in Zamfara, told reporters at a press briefing in Gusau, the state capital, police operatives in collaboration with other security agencies rescued the 14 kidnapped victims, including two babies of about one year of age each, during a search and rescue operation at a forest in the Tsafe area of the state Tuesday.

“In the course of debriefing, the victims informed the police that, the bandits invaded Nasarawar Wanke and Rijiya villages in Gusau local government area and abducted them to their enclave, where they spent 42 days in captivity,” Shehu said.

The police spokesperson called on local residents to support the police and other security agencies with credible information about the hideouts, movements and other activities of armed bandits. Enditem

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