100 Zamfara nursing mothers, children regain freedom after 42 days in captivity

Kidnapped Zamfara mothers

About a hundred persons kidnapped in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State on June 8 have been released, police said on Tuesday.

Police spokesperson Muhammed Shehu said no ransom was paid to secure their release.

Mr Shehu said the police got assistance from the state’s ministry for security and home affairs.

The abducted persons were mostly nursing mothers and children.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Hussaini Rabiu psc, warned the recalcitrant bandits to renounce criminalities and embrace peace or face the full wrath of the law,” Shehu said in a statement.

“The Command uses this medium to call on the good people of Zamfara State to support the Police and other security agencies with credible information about the hideout, movements and other activities of Criminal elements.”