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Security Operatives Rescue 18 Persons Held Hostage In Kebbi

On Wednesday, 18 people who had been kidnapped from their houses in Kanya, Danko Wasagu Local Government Area, Kebbi State, were freed by security personnel.

Alhaji Ahmed Idris, media aide to Kebbi State Governor, Nasir Idris, stated on Friday in Birnin Kebbi that the council chairman, Alhaji Hussani Aliyu-Bena, confirmed the rescue of the victims on Thursday.

He cited Aliyu-Bena as saying that the victims were freed near Karen Bena at around 5:30 p.m. while their kidnappers were trying to enter Zamfara.

 “This followed concerted efforts by the Dr Idris-led administration in protecting the lives and property of Kebbi citizens,’’ he stated.

Idris stated that the council boss lauded the state government for the prompt release of funds to security agencies leading to the success recorded.

 “Financial assistance from the state government will certainly boost the morale of security personnel to protect lives and property of people of the state.

“In fact, many villagers have started returning to their homes and continued with their farming activities.

“Since four days ago the army and the Nigeria Air Force have neutralised many bandits in the area,’’ Aliyu-Bena said in the statement issued by Idris.

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