Augustine Okezie, Katsina
Katsina state authorities has rescued two extra kidnapped victims thus bringing the entire to 19 out of the 20 kidnapped passengers of a Mina –Katsina certain industrial bus
The Nation recalled that the passengers who have been travelling to Katsina from Mina have been flagged down at Maraba Kankara by unknown gun males who disguised themselves as safety operatives at about 9pm on Sunday March 22
The kidnapped 19 have been later launched in batches, with the primary batch of 12 launched on Wednesday March 25, second batch in within the later a part of March with the remaining two launched on April ninth
The Secretary to the Authorities of the state, Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa advised newsmen on the reception of the 2 rescued girls that the train was efficiently carried out by the repentant bandits, safety company and the state authorities
He mentioned ’’we respect their roles particularly the repentant bandits now we have no phrases to thank them for what they’ve been doing’’.
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‘’To this point out of the 20 victims, 19 are again and have joined their households, from the remaining three which now we have two now just one shouldn’t be rescued but, we’re working in the direction of getting him again if he’s nonetheless alive. Just like the police that introduced the 2 ladies mentioned they’ll be part of the repentant bandits to seek for him’’.
The SGS additional assured that the 2 newest recued victims might be taken to Authorities Home Clinic for medical examination and rehabilitation earlier than they’re allowed to hitch their households.
He recommended efforts made by the normal rulers within the space who have been contacted to make sure the kidnapped victims have been rescued with out paying something.
Narrating how they escaped, one of many two girls, Ramatu Yakubu, advised newsmen that they conspired to deceive the bandit guarding them within the forest so as to escape
She mentioned’’ I deceived the man to return over the rock and assist me kill a snake, reaching there the opposite man that we did the plan with, adopted behind, grabbed and him pressed him down on the rock and I took Cutlass to hit him and we escape, he began capturing as a result of already he’s holding gun in his hand’’.