Police rescue one of Zamfara abducted worshippers

March 1, 2024

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According to a statement from the Zamfara State Police Command, a worshipper abducted from a mosque in Tsafe town, the administrative center of Tsafe Local Government Area in the state, has been successfully rescued.

 

The command’s spokesperson, Yazid Abubakar, confirmed this development on Friday, clarifying that despite initial reports suggesting multiple abductions, only three individuals were taken.

 

Abubakar further explained that one of the abducted persons has been rescued and safely reunited with their family following a thorough medical evaluation.

 

He said, “On February 29, 2024 at about 05.30am, unknown armed men suspected to be armed bandits with sophisticated weapons surreptitiously sneaked into a Juma’at mosque on Hospital Road of Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State with the intent to perpetuate massive abductions’.

 

“However, the worshippers managed to escape except three elderly persons who were later abducted to an unknown destination.

 

“However, upon receipt of the information, quick response of the command’s tactical teams mobilised and went into a search and rescue mission.

 

“The team followed the suspected bandits close to the Dangajeru Forest, forcing the bandits to abandon one of the victims who could not meet up with their moving steps, and was rescued.

 

“The Operation is still ongoing with the view of rescuing the other two remaining victims’.

 

”Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Zamfara State Police Command, MD Shehu Dalijan, reassured the good people of the state that the command, in collaboration with the state government, will do everything humanly possible to ensure normalcy is restored in the state.”

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