Police rescue two girls abducted by Nyau dancers

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Police have rescued the two teenage girls who were on Saturday kidnapped by the Gule Wamkulu (Nyau) dancers in Chief Mafuta’s area in Chipata District.

And Police say they have so far established that the two girls aged 13 and 16 were not subjected to any form of abuse and that they were kept safe.

Eastern Province Deputy Commissioner of Police Sharon Zulu confirmed this during a press briefing at her office this morning.

Zulu told journalists that her officers moved in yesterday after receiving a report of abduction through Mugubudu Police Post by parents of the affected girls.

She disclosed that a male suspect, Isaac Sakala, believed to be the master mind behind the abduction, has since been picked up to help police with further investigations.

The two girls were abducted on Saturday morning and held captive at the secret Nyau base called Dambwe after they allegedly mocked the dancers.

And in a separate interview, Chief Chanje of the Chewa speaking people has expressed happiness that the girls have finally been retrieved.

He has however appealed to the Police to ensure that they bring all the suspects to book so that it serves as a warning to would be offenders.

The Chief has also cautioned members of Gule Wamukulu to desist from taking the law into their own hands.

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