Security rescues 13 abducted victims in Niger State
Abdul Mohammed Isa Niger State
A Joint security team in Niger State in North Central Nigeria has rescued 13 abducted victims in the ongoing security clearance operations against banditry in the State.
The Niger State Commissioner for Internal Security and Humanitarian Affairs, Emmanuel Umar, stated this following a tip-off that some roving bandits were sighted around Bonu, Gwalu, and Chimbi areas of Gurara and Paikoro Local Government Areas of the state
“A joint security forces raided the areas, and during the raid, the criminals were routed and engaged in a gun battle”.
The rescued victims according to the Commissioner are “Ramatu Usman 35yrs, Jamila Jafaru 15yrs, Fatima Usman 30yrs, Hassana Usman, Salamatu Bio, Suleman Usman, Bayi Mohammed, Awwalu Shagari, all kidnapped from Maje Daji via Dobi Gwagwalada Area Council, FCT”.
Others are ‘ Fauziya Musa, Nazifa Ibrahim, Mansura Musa, Wasila Musa, all kidnapped from Gwalu village via Kafin-koro in Paikoro LGA of Niger State”.
Emmanuel Umar further said all victims were taken to a government medical facility for medical checks and have been reunited with their families.
While the Niger State Government appreciates the continuing efforts of our security agencies and community people.
The Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, expressed his admiration for the gallantry shown by our security forces.
He however charged them not to relent on their effort until they rout out from the state bandits and terrorists.