Five kidnap victims have been rescued by the police from Kunchin Kalgo Forest in Zamfara state.
Spokesperson of the Zamfara police command, Mohammed Shehu said on Tuesday February 8, that they were rescued on January 27 and February 3, 2022, during a search and rescue operation by security agents at Kunchin Kalgo forest located in Tsafe Local Government Area of the state.
Four of the victims are from Zuru Local Government Area of Kebbi State but were abducted along Yankara – Tsafe road, while the other victim was abducted in Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger State.
The victims spent eleven days in the hands of their captors. Shehu said;
“All the victims were rescued unconditionally during an extensive search and rescue operations conducted at Kunchin Kalgo forest in Tsafe LGA. The rescued victims have undergone medical treatment and have been debriefed by the Police.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Ayuba Elkanah sympathises with the victims for the suffering they passed through within the period they spent in captivity.”
The police spokesperson assured residents of the state that police in collaboration with other security agencies and state government will continue to work to ensure the unconditional rescue of all kidnapped victims across the state.