By Frank Oshanugor
Sequel to the report of abduction of a prospective Corp member, Miss Jennifer Lorliam by Kidnappers on her way to National Youth Service Orientation (NYSC) camp in Kebbi on Tuesday October 19, 2021 the Zamfara State Police Commissioner; Elkana Ayuba has visited the State NYSC camp where he was briefed about the abduction.
In a statement on Friday, his Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Shehu; a Superintendent of Police (SP) 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.
“The report was received early today when the Commissioner of Police Ayuba Elkanah 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.
The statement further stated that “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 Local Government Area. As a result, passengers whose identities 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 Commissioner in his address to the prospective Corp Members has assured them of more police commitment to safeguard their lives, and enjoined them to be security conscious of themselves.