In Nigeria, the Police in Zamfara State North West of the country, have rescued 187 people abducted and held captive by bandits in Tsibiri Forest in Maradun Local Government Area of the state.
Some of those rescued are natives of Gora Namaye, Rini, and Shinkafi in Zamfara while the others are from Sabon Birnin LGA in Sokoto State.
The victims were rescued after an extensive search and rescue operation that lasted for hours, conducted by operatives of the Police Tactical Squad of the command.
Elkana explained that the feat was recorded as a result of the implementation of the new security measures announced by the state government.
As part of the measures, the police and other security agencies have been carrying out assaults on identified bandits’ locations in various parts of the state.
According to the police commissioner, these efforts led to the rescue of hundreds of abducted victims who have been reunited with their respective families.
He revealed that some bandits and their collaborators have been arrested, and some of those apprehended have been charged to court.