How We Rescued 55 People Kidnapped By Bandits In Zamfara– Police

No less than 55 kidnapping victims in Zamfara State have been rescued in the last two weeks by state security operatives. 
Addressing newsmen at the state police headquarters in Gusau, police commissioner Mr. Usman Nagogo clarified that safety operatives did not rescue the abducted people through conflict with the armed bandits and notorious kidnappers, but through dialog and negotiations.
He said 23 of the victims were saved between Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 this month, stating that the rescued people are being treated at the medical centres of the Government House and that Governor Bello Muhammed Matawalle will quickly be reunited with their relatives.
"This demonstrates us that the state's continuing dialog and reconciliation works very well.
It will be naive for us to say that attacks in the state have stopped by 100 percent, but judging from the fact that banditry in the state has been going on for over ten years, the attacks have been reduced to bearest minimum in three weeks."
We are not living in the world of mirage to assume that within a short space of time we can stop the issue of banditry and militia activities, "he said.
The commissioner revealed that the current crisis in the Emirates of Bimini Magaji resurfaced after the murder of seven Fulani people in the Emirates, which he said caused a violent response The armored bandits. Speaking further, CP Nagogo stressed that the scenario changed from cattle rustling to the burning of villains, food products, maiming and killing of ancient males, females and kids, which he said also led to the deprivation of farmers cultivating their farmland in the region.
"But both militia groups and armed bandits, including their Ardos, were brought together under a common umbrella, and we're exchanging greetings and pleasantries," he pointed out.



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