Katsina: 9 Nigeriens rescued from kidnappers’ den

The Katsina state in collaboration with security agencies has rescued nine citizens of Niger Republic that were from their village by dare-devil .

Receiving the rescued persons, Governor Aminu Bello Masari disclosed that since the of Kankara students, the state saw a window of being used to other victims.

Masari further disclosed that within seven days they were able to at least 200 victims, vowing that the state would not relent until all those kidnapped were rescued.

He similarly insisted that there was no dialogue between and the , adding that security agencies were in the forest doing their job.

The governor stated that the nine Nigerien rescued would be treated before they would be sent back to their village in Niger Republic.

Masari commended the efforts of security agencies in the fight against banditry and other criminality in the state.

Earlier, while speaking one of the , the victims who spoke on condition of anonymity disclosed that they were kidnapped in Bima village in the state of Maradi in Niger Republic.

He added “we have seen hell as we were subjected to constant beating by our captors. We thank God that we were rescued”.

 The victim said for nine days of their they never for once saw sunlight until the day of their rescue.

“We thank the Almighty Allah and the of Katsina state for the successful rescue,” the victims, who included three women, five men and a year child, stated.

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