Troops rescue six kidnap victims in Kebbi

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.’’

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