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BREAKING: Police Rescues 21 Kidnapped Islamiyya Children in Zamfara

He confirmed that the Islamiyya school teacher, Mallam Lawali Ibrahim and one driver were still with the abductors

By Sani Haruna Dutsin-ma

Zamfara State police command has rescued 21 Islamiyya school children abducted by bandits on the eve of New Year in the state.

The Command Public Relation Officer, SP Mohammed Shehu confirmed this while addressing newsmen at the command headquarters in Gusau, the state Capital.

He confirmed that the Islamiyya school teacher, Mallam Lawali Ibrahim and one driver were still with the abductors.

SP Shehu Mohammed, said the victims were rescued by security operatives after a gun duel with the bandits.

According to him, the Islamiyya school children and their teacher were travelling to Dandume in Katsina State when the armed bandits blocked the highway and abducted many commuters along the road.

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“On 31st December, 2021 at about 11:00 p.m., a distress call was received from Kucheri Village via Tsafe Local Government Area that armed bandits in their large number blocked Gusau-Funtua federal highway at Kucheri axis and abducted unspecified number of commuters in five different vehicles”.

He disclosed that the school teacher, driver of a bus and other commuters were still in captivity, adding that the Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Elkana, has deployed operatives to ensure the rescue of the kidnapped victims.

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