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Kidnapping: Niger government rescues 13 victims

Niger State Government has rescued at least Thirteen (13) kidnap victims kidnapped from different locations and left by their captors.

They were released during a shootout between security forces and bandits in Ghorara Local Government Area of ​​the state.

Announcing this in MENA in a press release, Commissioner for Homeland Security and Human Services Hon Emmanuel Bagna Omar said the victims were rescued on Friday, December 30, 2022.

He explained that their rescue was possible based on information that some wandering bandits had been seen around the Puno, Jwalo and Chimbe regions of Jurara and Baikoro LGS.

According to him, “Subsequently, the joint security forces raided the areas, and during the raid, the criminals were directed and engaged in a firefight with them.

“In the course of this, the majority of the killers rushed for safety, while some escaped with gunshot wounds and 13 victims were kidnapped from different locations and abandoned as captives by their captors and rescued by the security forces in Gurara LGA, Niger State.”

Among those rescued were Ramatu Usman, 35, Jamila Jaafaru, 15, Fatima Usman, 30, Hasana Usman, Salamatu Bio, Suleiman Usman, Biyi Muhammad and Awalu Shagri, all of whom were kidnapped from Magi Daji through the Dubi Guajalada District Council, Fct.

The others are Fawzia Musa, Nazifa Ibrahim, Mansoura Musa and Wasila Musa, all of whom were abducted from the village of Jwalo via Kafin Koro in Baikoro LG, Niger State.

The Commissioner further stated that all the victims have been taken to a government medical facility for medical examinations and have been reunited with their families.

He added, “The government of Niger state appreciates the continuous efforts of our security agencies and the people of society.

“His Excellency Abu Bakr Sani Bello expressed his admiration for the courage shown by our security forces and accused them of not relenting in their efforts to get rid of the state gangs and terrorists.”

Kidnapping: Niger government rescues 13 victims

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