The police have rescued 24 persons kidnapped in Zamfara State.
SaharaReporters learnt that the victims were abducted in Gurgurawa Village under Bungudu Local Government Area of the state.
It was further learnt that seven operational vehicles were recovered from the abductors.
Spokesperson for the police in the state, SP Mohammed Shehu, on Saturday said that terroriats in large numbers carried out the operation.
He said, “Twenty-four kidnapped victims, who have been abducted in Gurgurawa Village of Bungudu LGA last night have been rescued unconditionally.
“On February 18, 2022 at about 2300hrs, Police Tactical Operatives attached to 42 PMF Squadron Gusau, on anti-banditry operations along Gurgurawa axis in Bungudu LGA recieved a distress call that armed bandits in large number had invaded Gurgurawa Village and abducted some community members.
“On receiving the information, the tactical operatives in collaboration with the vigilante group of the area swung into action and mobilised to the location for an extensive search and rescue operation.
“On sighting the operatives, the hoodlums started shooting sporadically but were repelled by the operatives. As a result of the superior fire power of the tactical operatives, the hoodlums fled and abandoned the victims.
“Fourteen victims mostly women have been rescued at the scene, while 10 others who scamppered for safety escaped back to the village unhurt. The victims received medical treatment before being debriefed by the police. All have been reunited with their families.”