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  • Updated: November 26, 2023

Six kidnapped victims rescued in Kebbi

Six kidnapped victims rescued in Kebbi

No fewer than six hostages abducted by bandits in a forest in the Shanga Local Government Area of Kebbi on Friday have been rescued by Troops of the Nigerian Army and local vigilantes. 

Yahaya Sarki, Governor Nasir Idris’ media aide, in a short statement stated in Birnin Kebbi on Saturday that the all-male hostages who were rescued in good condition had been reunited with their families.

“Troops of 1 Battalion, Dukku Barracks, Birnin Kebbi, in conjunction with vigilantes raided Kogon Damisa Hill around Saminaka in Shanga Local Government Area, a border town between Kebbi and Niger on Friday.

“The team dislodged a large number of bandits and rescued six kidnap victims.

“The victims had earlier been reported as missing, whereas they had been abducted a long time ago,’’ he stated.

Sarki commended the troops and reiterated the government’s unwavering commitment to supporting security agencies in the state. 

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