Nigeria: Police authorities in Nigeria’s northwestern Zamfara State said, around 100 women and children abducted in early June by gunmen known locally as “bandits” have been rescued,
Zamfara police spokesman said that the victims — most of whom are nursing mothers — were released on Monday after being held by their captors for six weeks. He said their release was “unconditional” and no ransom was paid by the state. He said, The victims were forcefully taken into captivity on June 8 by armed men who invaded Manawa Village, in Zamfara’s Mutunji District.
“The released victims who were in the custody of their abductors for 42 days have been released without giving any financial or material gain,” the police official stated in an earlier statement.
“They will be medically checked and debriefed before reunited with their respective families,” he added.