June 16, 2024

Nigeria: IGP Egbetokun applauds successful rescue of kidnapped minors in Zamfara


In a significant victory against kidnapping and violent crimes, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has commended the successful rescue of two minors who were abducted in November 2022 in Jangebe, Zamfara State.

The children, along with their mother and two siblings, were kidnapped by armed bandits from the residence of Honorable Aminu Ardo.

After 19 harrowing months in captivity, the children were freed through strategic initiatives and operational tactics by the Nigeria Police Force.

The rescue operation involved advanced intelligence and tactical support from the Katsina State Police Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad and the Nigerian Air Force 215 FOB in Funtua, coordinated by the Office of the National Security Adviser, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu.

IGP Egbetokun praised the combined efforts of the security agencies and reaffirmed his determination to combat kidnapping and other violent crimes.

He emphasised the commitment of the police force to enhancing security measures through technology and intelligence-driven methods.

“The relentless pursuit of criminals and the deployment of advanced tactics and intelligence are crucial to ensuring the safety and security of all citizens, especially vulnerable groups like children,” IGP Egbetokun stated.

The successful rescue operation underscores the importance of collaboration among security and law enforcement agencies, community support, and the crucial role played by the Office of the National Security Adviser.

The Nigeria Police Force remains steadfast in its resolve to eliminate criminal activities, restore peace, and create a secure environment for all Nigerians.

The reunion of Ardo with his daughters marks a joyous end to their ordeal, reinforcing the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to protect and serve the nation’s citizens.

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