The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has rescued two daughters of a member of the Zamfara State House of Assembly, Hon. Aminu Ardo, after 17 months in captivity.
While handing over the children, Maryam, 10 and Nana Asma’u, eight, to their father at the Force Headquarters in Abuja yesterday, the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer (PRO), CSP Isuku Victor, said their rescue followed a combined effort of security agencies, with the coordination of the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA).

The Police further said the children were abducted with their mother and other siblings, but luckily, the mother escaped with the other children, leaving Maryam and Nana behind.

Victor said: “In November 2022, the quiet village of Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State, was shattered by an act of violence that would forever change the lives of one family. Armed bandits, riding over 60 motorcycles, invaded the residence of Aminu Ardo, a member of the Zamfara State House of Assembly. In a brutal display of terror, they abducted his wife, Hauwa’u, and their four young children: Maryam, Nana Asma’u, Ummul Khairi, and Abdulrazaq.

Speaking further, the police said under the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Tinubu administration, there has been a robust focus on security reforms aimed at enhancing the effectiveness and responsiveness of the country’s security architecture.

May 23, 2024

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