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  • News - North West - Kebbi
  • Updated: April 17, 2024

How security forces rescued two kidnap victims in Kebbi

How security forces rescued two kidnap victims in Kebbi

On Tuesday, a combined security force dispatched to the Suru and Maiyama local government districts of Kebbi recovered two people who had been kidnapped by suspected bandits.

The Nigerian Army, NSCDC, DSS, and vigilante organisations carried out the operation.

AbdulRahman Zagga, Director in Charge of the Security Service, Cabinet Office, confirmed the fact to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi. He credited the success to Governor Nasir Idris' assistance in giving all the required instruments to the agencies.

“Following the consistent efforts of the Kebbi Governor, Dr Nasir Idris in supporting the security agencies operating in the state, a joint team of security operatives on Tuesday successfully rescued two kidnapped victims.

“The operation was successful; we were able to follow the bandits from Giro forest to Boma and down to Zugu Liba forest where the victims were rescued,” he said.

According to Zagga, the kidnappers were unable to withstand the security pressure and abandoned their captives.

He stated that the rescued victims were turned over to the village head and vigilante chairman of Zugu Liba village so that they could be reunited with their families.

He urged the public to provide security personnel with relevant information to help them reduce insecurity in the state.

However, the Governor of Kebbi State, Nasir Idris has cautioned religious leaders against using their pulpits to advance their political and selfish interests and described the behaviour as against the divine injunctions.

He lamented that some religious leaders use their pulpits or Tafsir sessions to castigate leaders which he added that he was not immune to.

He equally stated that such acts must end to safeguard the sanctity of the religion and protect the dignity of leaders.

He said: "It is glaring that some Ulama mount the pulpit or use Tafsir sessions to castigate leaders and cast aspersions on their persons for smear campaign or self-fulfilment, I am also not immune from such acts."

Governor Idris who stated this while receiving the Waziri Gwandu, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar who represented the Emir of Gwandu on a courtesy visit at the State Government House in Birnin Kebbi, emphasized that the religious leaders should uphold their value as "moulders of good character and morality devoid of soiling faith with personal aggrandisement."

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