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Police burst terrorist operation, rescue seven victims in Zamfara

When contacted by newsmen, on Monday, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the Lagos State police spokesman, confirmed the finding.

Zamfara State Police Command has announced that its Tactical Operatives, working in tandem with the vigilante, have rescued six women and a one-year-old child after bursting a gang of terrorists in Kadamutsa village in Zurmi Local Government Area in the state.

Police operatives and a vigilante group reacted to information about the abduction of the six women and the child, according to a press statement signed and issued to reporters in Gusau by State police spokesman SP Mohammed Shehu.

“The Police operatives mobilised to the location where a search and rescue operation was conducted along Zurmi – Jibiya axis, leading to the unconditional rescue of all the victims unhurt.

“The victims were taken to the hospital for a medical check, debriefed by the Police detectives and handed over to their families.”

Shehu reported that Mr Kolo Yusuf, Commissioner of Police, had praised the rescue operation, given his thanks to the police and vigilantes, and offered his best wishes to the people who had been rescued.

In the statement, the commissioner is quoted as reiterating the Command’s unwavering commitment to eradicating criminal activity and apprehending criminal elements responsible for heinous crimes across the state.

The commissioner then made an impassioned plea to the people of the state to provide the security agencies with information crucial to reestablishing stable peace throughout the territory.

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