Police rescue 39 hostages in Zamfara

the police in Zamfara State claimed to have rescued 39 people kidnapped by bandits, during a clearing operation in the Karanya forest of the kaura namoda area. Police spokesman Mohammed Shehu said in a statement that those rescued were abducted from various communities in the Maru and Bungudu local government areas of the state. “The rescued victims include eight men, 15 women, including nursing mothers, and 16 children,” it said. “The achievement was due to the ongoing joint police-army clearing operation at the Dabar Magaji camp in the Kadanya Forest, which straddles the Kaura Namoda and Maradun Local Government Areas. “The victims have been medically treated by the joint police and state government medical teams and then questioned by police detectives and will be handed over to officials in the two areas to reunite the victims with their families,” it added. Police also said they arrested 10 other suspects of various crimes, including four members of the illegal Yan Sakai Group. Yan Sakai is a vigilante group that operates in communities in the Northwest region. They are made up primarily of local hunters who work with security personnel to protect their communities from bandits who raid rural communities and farms. Among the 10 arrested were three suspects arrested in connection with the kidnapping of two people in the Fakon Idi area of ​​Talata Mafara and two suspects arrested for breaking into a house and stealing mobile phones in Gusau. He added that the members of the group were arrested by troops attached to the Hadarin Daji operation. “They were suspected of raiding the Dogon Kade market, where merchants, including Fulani, were attacked and harassed. This type of situation aggravates the retaliatory attack of bandits who kill and kidnap innocent people.” Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Police rescue 39 hostages in Zamfara