The 43 Muslim worshippers who were kidnapped at Zugu community in Bukkuyum Local Government Area of Zamfara State have regained their freedom.
According to reports, they were released by the bandits after the payment of five million naira ransom and other items.
According to sources from Zugu community where the incident occurred last Friday, the victims were freed Tuesday night.
The community members said that 44 persons were kidnapped from the village but one person died in the bandits’ camp as a result of torture.
It was also gathered that the 43 of the kidnapped victims returned to the village unhurt where they reunited with their family members.
Meanwhile, Bakura, Bukkuyum and Gummi Local Government Areas of state have become colonies of banditry, killings and kidnapping in recent times.
This is as the state government has said that it had dialogues with the nine bandits’ camps in Magami, Dansadau Emirate in Gusau and Maru Local Government Areas of the state.
It was also learnt that the bandits’ kingpin, Bello Turji, had accepted the peace deal, which is why sanity is gradually returning to Shinkafi, Birnin Magaji and Zurmi Local Government Areas of Zamfara State, Northwest, Nigeria.