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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