Police arrest suspected bandits in Zamfara



The Zamfara State Police command has revealed that its tactical operatives attached to 42 PMF squadron have rescued a baby girl at Dajin Kate Kunkanka village of Rungawa area of Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of the state.

According to a statement signed and issued to newsmen in Gusau, by the State’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Mohammed Shehu, the baby girl was about 12 months old.

“On 30th August, 2022, Police Tactical operatives attached to 42 PMF Squadron Gusau, while on joint operations with the vigilante at near Dajin Kare kukanka forest, acted on intelligence report that led to the unconditional rescue of twelve hostages including a 5-month-old baby girl from Rungawa village in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of the state.

“The victims who were rescued unhurt, were abducted by armed bandit/terrorists and taken to Kare Kukanka forest, a bandit camp of a notorious bandit leader popularly known as “Bello Maibille” , and spent one month in captivity. Victims were medically checked at 42 PMF Clinic Gusau, thereafter, debriefed by the Police and handed over to their families.”

The Commissioner of Police while congratulating the victims for regaining their freedom, assured the public of the command’s commitment towards apprehending the perpetrators of these dastard acts.

The commissioner further commended the joint police/vigilante operatives for the job well executed, and enjoined all and sundry to be security conscious and report suspicious characters to the Police or any security agency for prompt action.

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