The Zamfara State Police Command has succeeded in rescuing 21 abducted Almajiri Islamiyya children who were kidnapped by bandits along Kucheri village under Tsafe local government area alongside their teacher and the bus driver conveying them to school.
Parading the children at the Police headquarters Gusau today (Saturday), the state Commissioner of Police, CP Ayuba Elkana, said on receiving the distress call, the Police Tactical Operatives in collaboration with Military, have promptly responded and engaged the hoodlums in a serious gun battle.
“On the 31st December, 2021, a distress call was received from Kucheri Village Via Tsafe LGA that, Armed Bandits in their large number blocked Gusau – Funtua Federal Highway at Kucheri axis, and abducted unspecified number of commuters in 5 different vehicles. Police Tactical Operatives in Conjunction with the Military promptly responded to the distress call and moved to scene, where they engaged the hoodlums to a serious gun battle.
“The Police Operatives Succeeded in rescuing twenty one kidnapped children including two (2) female who were coming from Rini Village in Bakura LGA to Katsina State for Almajiri Islamiyya School along with their Scholar named Lawali Ibrahim who and the driver of their Hummer bus vehicle were among the victims that are currently in captivity”, the Commissioner has stated.
CP Elkana further called on the general public especially drivers and passengers to desist from night journey, stressing that, the night time is the period that is mostly used by the bandits to block road and kidnap commuters in the state.
He assured confidence building patrol by the Zamfara Police Command in conjunction with other sister security agencies especially on all roads linked to the state.