22nd October, 2022
By Ishaq Zaki
Ten women and a one-year-old baby abducted by bandits during invasion of Manye village in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara state have been rescued after five days in captivity of their abductors.
The women and the baby who were abducted on 17 October were rescued by police operatives at Gando Forest in Bukkuyum Local Government Area of Zamfara State
According to spokesperson of Police in Zamfara, SP Muhammad Shehu, the rescue resulted from an extensive search-and-rescue operation at Gando Forest.
He added that the women were rescued by police tactical operatives, working with local vigilantes with the support of the Sole Administrator of Anka Local Government Area.
The police spokesperson said, “On Monday, Oct. 17, a group of bandits invaded Manye village in Anka Local Government Area of the state and abducted 10 women and a one-year-old child to Gando Forest in Bukkuyum Local Government Area.
“Upon receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Kolo Yusuf deployed reinforcement of police tactical operatives to Anka Divisional Police Office and local vigilantes for the rescue operation.
“The rescue mission was successfully accomplished with the full support of stakeholders, particularly the Sole Administrator of Anka Local Government Area,’’ Shehu stated.
He added that the rescued victims were taken to a hospital for medical checks, debriefed by the police and handed over to their family members.
Shehu stated also that Mr Yusuf commended the Sole Administrator of Anka Local Government Area for his full support and partnership during the operation and congratulated the victims for regaining freedom. (NAN)