Nigerian Police Rescue 16 Kidnapped Victims in Bauchi State

In a significant operation carried out by the Nigerian Police Command in Bauchi State, 16 kidnapped victims were successfully rescued from the clutches of their captors.

The operation took place during a raid on kidnappers’ hideouts nestled within the dense Lame Burra Forest in Ningi Local Government Area of the state.

Neutralizing Kidnappers and Pursuing Fleeing Suspects

Notably, the police forces involved in the operation managed to neutralize a significant number of kidnappers during the mission.

Simultaneously, relentless efforts are underway to track down and apprehend the fleeing suspects who managed to escape but might have sustained bullet wounds in the process.

Operation Restore Peace (ORP): A Multifaceted Effort

This operation was executed as part of Operation Restore Peace (ORP), a collaborative initiative that brings together various security forces, including the police and the military.

Additionally, local hunters played a crucial role in this joint effort, participating in routine patrols to maintain security in the region.

Successful Raid in Shande Area of Kurmi

According to a statement released by SP Ahmed Wakil, the spokesperson for the Bauchi State Police Command, this commendable rescue mission unfolded on September 2, 2023.

The combined security forces successfully stormed the kidnappers’ hideout, strategically perched atop a mountain in the Shande area of Kurmi, a village located on the outskirts of Burra.

The Rescued Victims

Among the rescued victims, some have been identified by the authorities. They include:

– Zahariya Ibrahim, a 17-year-old female from Dana Village, Burra.
– Walida Idi, a 16-year-old female from Sabon da Mazai Village, Burra.
– Maryam Shehu, a 25-year-old female from Sabon Gida Mazai village, Burra.
– Abubakar Adamu, a 15-year-old male from Ruwan Dinya village, Burra.
– Muntari Badamasi, a 40-year-old male from Shaka Leme village in Burra.

This successful operation signifies a significant step in restoring peace and security to the region, with the law enforcement agencies and their partners committed to maintaining the safety of the community and bringing criminals to justice.

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