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Kebbi: SSS, NSCDC, army, vigilantes rescue kidnapped persons from bandits

Operatives of the Nigerian Army, NSCDC, DSS and vigilance groups conducted the operation.

• April 17, 2024

A joint security team deployed to Suru and Maiyama local government areas of Kebbi on Tuesday rescued two persons abducted by suspected bandits in the areas.

Operatives of the Nigerian Army, NSCDC, DSS and vigilance groups conducted the operation.

Confirming the story to journalists in Birnin Kebbi, AbdulRahman Zagga, the director in charge of the security service (Cabinet Office), attributed the success to Governor Nasir Idris’ support in providing the agencies with all the necessary tools.

“Following the consistent efforts of the Kebbi Governor, Dr Nasir Idris, in supporting the security agencies operating in the state, a joint team of security operatives on Tuesday successfully rescued two kidnapped victims.

“The operation was successful; we were able to follow the bandits from Giro forest to Boma and down to Zugu Liba forest, where the victims were rescued,” he said.

The official said the kidnappers could no longer withstand the security pressure, thereby abandoning the kidnapped victims.

He explained that the rescued victims were handed over to the village head and the vigilante chairman of Zugu Liba village so that they could be reunited with their families.

He called on the people to support the security operatives with useful information that would assist them in effectively discharging their duty of curtailing the state’s insecurity challenges. 


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