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The police in Zamfara state said it has
rescued the District Head of wuya, Alhaji Umar Usman and thirteen others from
their assailants.

In a statement, the police said this was
done as part of the reconciliation initiative of Zamfara state government in
collaboration with the Zamfara state police command.

“Today, 24th of March 2020, the
Zamfara state police command in collaboration with the state government and
some leaders of the repentant bandits have rescued the district head of wuya
Alhaji Umar Usman and thirteen other victims”.


Recall that on 21th of March 2020,
unidentified armed men stormed wuya and yartasha wuya village of Anka local
government and kidnapped the said district head and thirteen others.


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Shehu said while handing over the victims
to his Excellency, the executive governor of Zamfara state, Mohammed matawalle,
cp Usman Nagogo told the governor that the kidnapped were rescued  in collaboration with some repentant bandits
following an  intensive engagement and
further assured that more kidnapped victims will soon be rescued.

While thanking the police, governor matawalle
appreciate the authority of the command says police and other security agents
and the repentant bandits are indeed doing a laudable job and assure them that
his government will continue to sustain the ongoing peace process in the state
and further vowed to take decisive action against the recalcitrant’s bandits
that refused to accept the peace pact.

He however warned YANSAKAI to desist from
extrajudicial massacre otherwise they will face the full wrath of the law.

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