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Bandits abduct corps members in Zamfara state

Bandits have abducted number of prospective corps members on their way to  orientation camp in Tsafe Local Government Area of  Zamfara State, a development now causing panic among their colleagues

Penpushing reports that, the Zamfara State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Shehu, in a statement, said a joint search and rescue operation was ongoing to rescue the abducted corps members and other victims.

The statement added that the police commissioner in the state, Ayuba Elkana, has visited the camp and assured officials of the safety of corps members in the camp,adding that he also assessed the existing security emplacement at the orientation camp with a view to ensuring safety and security of the corp members’

‘Report received by the Zamfara State Police Command from the State NYSC Coordinator indicated that, two (2) Prospective NYSC Corp Members deployed from Benue State to Kebbi and Sokoto States were among the victims of abduction along Tsafe – Gusau Road on Tuesday 19th October, 2021 at about 2230 hours’.

‘The report was received early today when the Commissioner of Police, CP Ayuba N. Elkanah psc+ visited the Orientation Camp at Tsafe to assess the existing security emplacement at the orientation camp with a view to ensuring safety and security of the Corp Members’.

‘It would be recalled that on 19th October, 2021, at about 2230 hours, a Vehicle with Reg. Number GBK 339 ZY was blocked by armed bandits while travelling from Benue to Sokoto State at near Wanzamai Village in Tsafe LGA. As a result, passengers whose identity (were) unknown, were abducted’.

‘The Commissioner of Police while responding informed the Coordinator that the Command has commenced investigation into the incident with a view to establishing the actual number of Corp Members involved in the abduction’.

Penpushing further reports that, as at the time of filing this report, police claimed two prospective corps members were abducted along the Sheme-Tsafe highway in the state, but witnesses said about six others were missing from the incident that occurred on Tuesday.

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