Police arrest three, rescue abducted Zamfara varsity students, staff


The Zamfara State Police Command has rescued two abducted students and a staff member of the Federal University, Gusau.

The command also apprehended three suspected abductors in relation to the case.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Zamafara State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Yazid Abubakar, on the official X handle of the Nigeria Police Force 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 operation.

“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.”

The Command urges the citizens of Zamfara State to continue supporting the efforts of the police by providing credible and timely information concerning criminal activities.