Zamfara State Police Command in collaboration with the state government has successfully secured the release of 187 kidnapped victims in Tsibiri forest Maradun local government area of the state.

The State Commissioner of police CP Ayuba Elkana stated this in Gusau while handing over the victims to the secretary to the state government, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe for medication and formal handing over to their relatives.

CP Elkana said with the implementation of the new security measures by Zamfara State Government, the Police and other security agencies have been carrying out assaults on identified bandits locations in different parts of the state.

According to him, the Police Tactical operatives in a Joint operations at Tsibiri Forest in Maradun local government area of the state have succeeded in the rescue of 187 victims abducted in Rini, Gora, Sabon Birni and Shinkafi villages respectively.

The abducted victims who spent many weeks in captivity were unconditionally rescued following an extensive search and rescue operations that lasted for hours.

CP Elkana while handing over the rescued victims to the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe said, the new security measures had been yielding tremendous result.

Similarly, Bandits and their collaborators have been arrested, some have been charged to court while others are undergoing discreet investigation at the State CID Gusau.

In his remark, the secretary to the state government ,Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe while taking over the rescued victims thanked the Police and other security agencies for their resilience and hard work in the enforcement of the new security measures, and assured them of the state government continuous support and encouragement to perform their duties.

He explained that, the state Government would ensure the victims are adequately treated before being reunited with their families.

SANI HARUNA, ZAMFARA