Five kidnap victims rescued, stolen cows, vehicle recovered

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Maiharaji Altine, Gusau

THE Zamfara State Police Command has rescued five kidnapped victims, recovered several rustled cows and one stolen vehicle.

In a statement, the Spokesman of the Command, Mohammed Shehu said, “On February 4, this year, police operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder led by DPO Kaura Namoda facilitated the unconditional release of five kidnapped victims.

“They were abducted behind Namoda Secondary School in Zangon Danbade areas of Kaura Namoda town in the state.

“All the rescued victims were medically treated and debriefed by the police and later reunited with their families. Efforts to apprehend the perpetrators are ongoing.”

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Shehu also said, “On February 3, 2021, another team of police operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder on market patrol at Nasarawa GODEL in Birnin Magaji LGA received an intelligence report about some cows reasonably suspected to have been stolen somewhere in Maradun LGA.

“The report was effectively utilised, where 11 of the cows were recovered and taken to the State CID in Gusau for discreet investigation and identification of their rightful owners.”

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He further explained that On February 6, 2021, a report was received at Tudun Wada Police Station from one  Hajiya Zainab Saidu of Gidan Dawa area of Gusau that her vehicle, a Honda ash-coloured car was stolen.

He said according to the woman, some criminals came and stole the vehicle from where it was parked.

“The DPO in charge ofTudun Wada Police Station quickly led police operatives and pursued the criminals to where the vehicle was abandoned and recovered along Premier Road, Gusau,” the statement read.

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Shehu said that the suspects fled to unknown destination before the arrival of the Police.

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