The Zamfara State Police Command says it has rescued two girls, namely, Ubaida Hassan, 12, and Umaima Jamilu, 13, after spending three weeks in captivity.
The minor girls were reportedly kidnapped from Gidan Liman village in Kekun Waje district of Bungudu Local Government Area of the state. They would regain their freedom on August 20 after police operatives “responded” to intelligence intel.
Mohammed Shehu, the command’s spokesman, in a statement sent to WikkiTimes, further revealed the girls were abducted on July 15, during an attack on their village.
The statement partly reads: “On 20th August 2022, Operatives of the Zamfara State Police Command, while on confidence-building patrol along Nya Mango in Bungudu LGA, acted on an intelligence report that led to the unconditional rescue of two (2) female hostages, namely: Ubaida Hassan, 12 years old, and Umaima Jamilu, 10 years old of Gidan Liman village in Kekun Waje district of Bungudu LGA.”
Shehu stated the victims were rescued unhurt, adding they were subjected to medical checks at Bungudu General hospital before being handed over to their families.
The command further assured the public of their commitment to the protection of lives and property, urging citizens to be security-conscious and report suspicious movements to the police.