Zamfara Govt secures release of 10 abducted victims


Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has again secured the release of ten kidnapped victims without ransom. The victims who had been in captivity for over three months and two weeks said they were abducted in the Gwaram community of Talata Mafara Local Government Area of the state. Among them are three men, including the father of one of the abducted Jangebe School Girls, four women and three children.

The Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs in the state, Abubakar Dauran, said they were rescued without ransom through the peace initiative of his administration. He explained that the state government will continue with the peace dialogue, noting it is paving way for lasting peace in the state. Dauran added, “We are witnessing another achievement in security where ten people were rescued, those that were kidnapped at Gwaram in Talata-Mafara Local government which among of them is the father of a student of the girl of Jangebe,” he said.

“I believe if it is not dialoguing that we are doing in Zamfara State, we cannot definitely rescue these victims. We are still with this dialogue and with a non-kinetic approach, we must continue to do it because of the situation we have in Zamfara state, we know it’s critical but we are achieving a lot of success. “Recently, we rescued 279 Jangebe school girls, before that we have recovered about 20 sophisticated weapons from the son of Buharin Daji which he voluntarily surrendered with a different caliber of live ammunition.”


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