8th September, 2022
No fewer than forty-three abducted worshippers in Zamfara state, have regained their freedom.
This comes five days after gunmen stormed a central mosque in Zugu town, Bukkuyum local government area.
According to reports, one victim identified as Babangida Muhammadu (23) was killed before others were released.
SP Muhammed Shehu, the spokesperson of the Zamfara Police Command, confirmed the release of the victims.
However, he denied knowledge of any reported incident involving any dead victim.
He said, “The command is aware that all the victims have been released, but I am not aware that anyone was killed or that any ransom was paid.”
Shehu noted that the command was working to secure the state, including worship centres. He noted that the incident at Zugu happened because it is an outskirt area of the state with fewer inhabitants.
Meanwhile, he bemoaned that the major issue encountered in the state is that of informants revealing relevant security information to assailants.