The Zamfara State police command, in collaboration with the state Ministry of Security and Home Affairs, has successfully secured the unconditional release of 100 kidnap victims who were abducted from Manawa village of Mutunji district, Dansadau Emirate in Maru Local Government Area of the state.
The victims, mostly nursing mothers, males and children, who were abducted on June 8 when some bandits stormed the village, regained their freedom after 42 days in captivity.
According to a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Mohammed Shehu, the victims were released without paying a ransom.
Shehu added that they would be medically checked and debriefed before being reunited with their respective families.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Hussaini Rabiu, has therefore warned recalcitrant bandits to renounce criminalities and embrace peace or face the full wrath of the law.
The command called on the good people of the state to support the police and other security agencies with credible information about the hideouts, movements and other activities of criminal elements.