Zamfara police confirm abduction of worshipers, rescue one


Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed that three people were abducted, and one rescued after bandits attacked a mosque.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Command’s spokesman, ASP Yazid Abdulahi which was made available to newsmen in Gusau, the State capital.

Àccording to the statement, “on February 29, 2024 at about 05:30 am, unknown armed men suspected to be armed bandits with sophisticated weapons surreptitiously sneaked into a Juma’at mosque in 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.

“Upon receipt of the information, a quick response of the Command’s tactical teams mobilized and went into a search and rescue mission.

“The teams followed the suspected armed 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.”

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