Col. Lawal Rabi’u Yandoto (retd), who was abducted on Sunday along with four other people, including two of his children, has been freed, according to the Nigeria Police Force, who claim to have sent tactical units to Zamfara State.
On Sunday evening, Yandoto was reportedly abducted by bandits who were thought to be Islamic terrorists as he traveled from Gusau to his hometown of Yandoto in the Tsafe local government area of Zamfara state.
In addition, two of his children and two others who were with him at the time of the attack were purportedly kidnapped by the terrorists.
According to locals, the bandits ambushed the retired Colonel around 6 p.m. on Sunday and abducted him, his two children, and two additional victims.
Speaking with SaharaReporters on Monday, Zamfara Police Command’s spokesperson, SP. Muhammad Shehu, confirmed the abduction.
Shehu, however, added the police have deployed their assets to track down and rescue the kidnapped retired colonel and other victims. “We have already deployed our tactical teams and they are on search and rescue operations,” he told SaharaReporters.