The Commissioner of Police in Zamfara, CP Ayuba N. Elkanah psc+, on Saturday told prospective Corps members undergoing orientation in the Tsafe camp to be more security conscious.
The CP according to the state police command spokesperson, Muhammad Shehu, visited the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) camp following the abduction of two prospective Corps members on their way to camps in neighbouring states.
NewsWireNGR had earlier reported that two prospective corps members deployed from Benue to Kebbi and Sokoto States were among the victims abducted along Tsafe–Gusau road on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at about 22.30 hours.
Speaking on the CP’s visit, Shehu in a statement made available to the media said; “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.
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“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.
“Similarly, a joint search and rescue operation is ongoing to ensure safe rescue of Corp members along other abducted victims.
“The CP, in his address to the Prospective Corp Members, assures them of more Police commitment to safeguard their lives, and enjoins them to be security conscious of themselves”.