Six persons abducted by bandits have been rescued by troops of the Nigerian Army and local vigilantes in a forest in Shanga Local Government Area of Kebbi state.
Special Adviser to Governor Nasir Idris on Media and Publicity, Malam Yahaya Sarki, said the all-male hostages were rescued in good condition and have been reunited with their families.
The statement read;
“Troops of 1 Battalion, Dukku Barracks, Birinin 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.’’