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Rescue of abducted females by army in Katsina



Nigeria Army

In Katsina, the Nigerian Army troops have successfully rescued 18 female kidnap victims from their captors. The victims were then handed over to the Katsina State Government.

This follows the recent abduction of 55 wedding guests who were accompanying a bride in Damari town, Sabuwa Local Government Area of the state, allegedly by bandits.

Brigade Commander, Brig.- Gen. Oluremi Fadairo, stated that the soldiers conducted a rescue operation in the bandits’ strongholds at Yan-Tumaki and Dan-Ali forests, engaging in a successful gun battle and rescuing the victims.

Fadairo handed over the victims to Dr. Nasiru Mu’azu, the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, emphasizing the continued commitment of the Nigerian Army to restore permanent peace in the state. He also urged the personnel to maintain such operations for the release of other kidnapped victims.

Mu’azu reiterated the government’s dedication to establishing lasting peace, attributing positive results to Governor Dikko Radda’s substantial investments in the security sector. He commended the military and other security agencies for their brave efforts towards peace restoration, urging them to persist in their work. Furthermore, he advised criminals to repent for their actions or face severe consequences.

The commissioner assured that the abducted women en route to a wedding in Sabuwa Local Government would be rescued, advising caution against night travel, especially in front-line local governments. He also urged people to provide valuable information about criminals and their hideouts.

On behalf of Radda, Mu’azu presented N100,000 to each rescued victim. The females, who were kidnapped at various times from Karaduwa, Sayaya, Dangani, and Wawar-Kaza communities of Matazu, Musawa, and Kankara Local Government Areas, received this support.

Firdausi Bishir, a 13-year-old JSS two student abducted from Sayaya, expressed gratitude for their rescue and thanked the soldiers and the governor for the financial assistance to start businesses upon their return home.