David Arin – An unspecified number of worshippers have been abducted in Zugu town of Bukkuyum Local Government Area in Zamfara State
The attackers reportedly invaded the town on Friday, when residents were observing Jummat prayers.
A resident in the Community, Aliyu Zugu, said one Habibu Idris, who was shot during the attack is currently receiving medical treatment.
“Bandits invaded Zugu town and they kidnapped an unspecified number of people and shot one person, he has been hospitalised, and is battling for his life. Right now, the whole town is scattered, people are running away, leaving the town”, he said.
Confirming the incident, Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Mohammed Shehu, in a statement, said the Command has deployed additional tactical operatives to the area in order to complement the ongoing rescue efforts of the abductees.
He said, “Sequel to the abduction in the remote village of Zugu in Bukkuyum LGA, yesterday, 2nd September, 2022, where some people were abducted, the Zamfara state Police command has deployed additional Police tactical operatives to support the ongoing effort of Area Commander and DPO in rescuing the kidnapped victims hale and hearty.
“Following Police response to the distress call from the area, bandit’s further attempt to invade the neighbouring communities and abduct innocent people was repelled and normalcy had since been restored, while effort to rescue the abducted victims unhurt and arrest the perpetrators of the crime is currently ongoing.
“The state’s Commissioner of Police, CP Kolo Yusuf, also assures of the command’s commitment to rid the state of criminal activities, appeals for continuous support and collaboration to all the security operatives in an effort to achieve this mandate.”