The Police Command in Zamfara State on Tuesday said 100 persons kidnapped in Maru Local Government Area of the state have been released.
Addressing newsmen at the Police headquarters in Gusau, the State capital, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hussaini Rabiu said that the bandits were arrested after fierce gun battles with the bandits.
He said the police in collaboration with the state’s Ministry for Security and Home Affairs secured the release of one hundred kidnapped victims who were abducted from Manawa village of Mutunji District in Dansadau Emirate of Maru Local Government Area of the state.
Bandits had on June 8 attacked the village and abducted 100 villagers, majority of whom are nursing mothers and children.
“The released victims who were in the custody of their abductors for 42 Days have been released without the payment of ransom and they will be medically checked and debriefed before reuniting with their respective families,” he added.
The Command also called on the good people of Zamfara State to support the Police and other security agencies with credible information about the hideout, movements and other activities of Criminal elements.