Po­lice res­cue 3 ab­ducted of­fi­cers in Zam­fara

Sunday Trust - - NEWS -

The Zam­fara State Po­lice Com­mand said it had res­cued three po­lice of­fi­cers of the com­mand ab­ducted by uniden­ti­fied gun­men from their sta­tion in Tsafe Lo­cal Govern­ment Area of the state.

The state’s Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Al­haji Shaba Al­kali, con­firmed that the of­fi­cers were res­cued by the po­lice in Gusau yes­ter­day.

Uniden­ti­fied gun­men had on Sept. 4, at­tacked the po­lice out­post in Keta vil­lage in Tsafe Lo­cal Govern­ment Area and ab­ducted the three po­lice of­fi­cers. The of­fi­cers are: ASP Ah­mad Shehu, the sta­tion’s of­fi­cer in charge of the out­post, Sgt. Safiyanu Bara’u and Cpl. Musa Balarabe.

The com­mis­sioner said the of­fi­cers were in good health, ex­cept Balarabe, who was wounded as a re­sult of a gun­shot, adding that he was re­ceiv­ing med­i­cal treat­ment.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the res­cue was ac­tu­alised through the sup­port and co­op­er­a­tion of the pub­lic, “you know, in the po­lice we have var­i­ous strate­gies on se­cu­rity mat­ters”.

“We re­ally en­joyed the sup­port and co­op­er­a­tion given to us by the peo­ple in the area; that is why we are harp­ing on com­mu­nity polic­ing.

“The gen­eral pub­lic has a greater role to play in po­lice ac­tiv­i­ties to main­tain peace and sta­bil­ity”, he said. (NAN)

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