Update: 20 Kidnapped Traders of Popular Phone Market Regain Freedom, 30 Still in Hostage

Update: 20 Kidnapped Traders of Popular Phone Market Regain Freedom, 30 Still in Hostage

  • Another tragedy has hit Nigeria again following the abduction of 50 traders somewhere in Gasau, Zamfara state
  • The victims were said to be smartphones and phone accessories, traders in a popular accessory market called Bebeji Plaza
  • However, the Zamfara police confirmed the incident stating that 20 persons out of the 50 abducted victims were freed

Zamfara, Gusau - An emerging report has confirmed the abduction of no fewer than 50 young men along Sokoto-Gusau road on Saturday, June 11

As gathered by Legit.ng, the abducted victims were mostly smartphones and accessories sellers operating at a popular phone market in Gusau called Bebeji Plaza.

Bebeji Plaza, Gusau
An Ariel view of the popular Bebeji Plaza where smartphones and phone accessories are sold. Photo: Ahmad Khaleel
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It was also gathered that the incident transpired in the evening while the abducted victims were on the way back from Sokoto where they attended the wedding Fatiha of one of their colleagues.

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Eye witness recounts incident

Confirming the incident to Legit.ng's regional reporter in Zamfara, Ahmad Khaleel, the social director of Bebeji Plaza Traders Association, Zulkifilu Muhammad said the victims traveling in three buses were intercepted by the kidnappers near Tureta town along Sokoto/Zamfara States boundary.

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Another respondent, simply known as Usman told Legit.ng that he was in shock over the incident as he also appealed to the Zamfara state government and the security agencies to take urgent steps to ensure the safe rescue of the captives soonest.

Police confirm incident, says 20 regained freedom

Meanwhile, the Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the incident, says 20 Captives Regain Freedom

Spokesman of the Command SP Shehu Muhammad however told Legit.ng's regional reporter in Zamfara that out of more than fifty abducted persons twenty have regained freedom as they were abandoned by the abductors along the road.

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He said the Command has deployed search and rescue team to the area with a view to rescuing the remaining Captives unhurt.

Bandits shoot Miyetti Allah chairman dead in Abuja

In another development, Adamu Aliyu, the chairman of Miyyetti Allah in Gwagwalada Area Council of Abuja, and four others have become the latest victim of banditry.

Aliyu and others were killed by bandits on Thursday, April 7, near Daku village in Dobi ward of the council.

The secretary of MACBAN, Mohammed Usman, who confirmed the tragic incident, gave further details of how it happened.

Niger state government makes progress in flushing out terrorists

In the neighboring state over 200 bandits were killed in Niger state between Sunday, February 27, and Tuesday, March 1 in a joint security operation.

Umar told journalists during a press briefing in Minna on Wednesday, March 2 that it was a major victory for the state in its fight against terrorists and bandits.

He said a total of eighty (80) motorcycles were recovered while some cattle were also returned to their owners.

Source: Legit.ng

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