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ZAMFARA STATE POLICE DEBUNK REPORT ON THE ABDUCTION OF 60 PASSENGERS

The Zamfara State Police Command have debunked a story trending on social and conventional media that armed bandits blocked sokoto - Gusau Road and abducted 60 people travelling from sokoto to Abuja.


The command says the story is inaccurate and It's an attempt by some mischief makers to create fear in the minds of the general public, especially the commuters.



However, the Command has given the accurate report of the incident.


The incident occured on Sunday 25th July, 2021, when a large number of armed bandits blocked a Toyota Bus Vehicle, belonging to Sokoto State Mass Transit and abducted eleven (11) Passengers who were travelling from Sokoto - Abuja along Sokoto - Gusau Road in Bakura LGA. 


Police Tactical operatives attached to Operation Restore Peace were alerted, and they quickly mobilzed to the location and dislodged the hoodlums who blocked many vehicles for abduction. 


The road was immediately cleared for motorists and other road users and reinforced more Police Operatives to improve the security and safety of the commuters. 



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In the course of mopping up the scene, a Toyota Bus Vehicle belonging to Sokoto State Mass Transit was sighted empty and it was revealed that eleven Passengers including the driver were abducted and taken to the bush before the arrival of the Police. 


The Operatives further embarked on search and rescue operation in the sarrounding bush with a view to rescuing the kidnapped victims. 


Two Persons who were left far behind with other hoodlums were abandoned by their captors for fear of being neutralised by the Police operatives, the remaining nine victims were taken to the forest. 


The Command is presently employing various search and rescue strategies aimed at rescuing the victims safely. 



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