Abutu Yaro, the Commissioner of Police in Zamfara State, has foiled a kidnap attempt in Shinkafi Local Government Area.
The Victim has been rescued.
In a statement signed by the Command’s spokesperson, Superintendent Mohammed Shehu and made available to NAOSRE on January 2, a combined team of Police Mobile Force and CTU attached to the “Operation Puff Adder” responded within minutes and foiled the attack.
The statement reads: “On 2nd January, 2021at about 04 30hour , the Command received a distress call that armed bandits in their large number came to the outskirts of Shinkafi with intent to kidnap innocent members of the community.
“Combined team of PMF/CTU attached to the “Operation Puff Adder” responded quickly and foiled the attack.
“Similarly, one Samaila Langa, a 30 year Old, who was kidnapped by the bandits during the incident was successfully rescued by the combined effort of the Police and leaders of the repentant bandits. The victim has been reunited with his family after being debriefed.
“Normally has been restored with improved confidence building patrols in Shinkafi and its environs”.