Two abducted students and a staff member of the Federal University, Gusau have been rescued by the Zamfara Statale Police Command.
Three suspected abductors were also arrested by the command in relation to the case.
Spokesman of the command, ASP Yazid Abubakar disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday.
The statement read, “On the evening of October 14, 2023, around 8:00 p.m., a group of armed individuals, suspected to be bandits, wielding dangerous weapons, forcefully entered a rented student residence situated on the outskirts of Sabon Garin Damba. They abducted two students and a staff of the Federal University, Gusau, at gunpoint.
“In response to this distressing incident, the Zamfara State Police Command immediately activated its striking force for a thorough search and rescue operations.
“We are pleased to report that the efforts of the command have yielded a successful and positive outcome, as all the victims were rescued unharmed, while three of the abductors were apprehended. Operations are still ongoing to apprehend other fleeing abductors.”
According to the statement, the command urged all citizens of the state to continue supporting the efforts of the police by providing credible and timely information concerning criminal activities.