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Troops Rescue 18 Kidnapped Female Victims In Katsina

Troops of the Nigerian Army have rescued 18 female kidnapped victims from their captors and handed them over to the Katsina State Government.

The Brigade Commander, 17 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Katsina, Brig. Gen. Oluremi Fadairo, disclosed this to newsmen, saying the soldiers took a rescue operation to the bandits’ enclaves at Yan-Tumaki and Dan-Ali forests.

According to him, the troops engaged the terrorists in a gun battle, after which they successfully rescued the victims.

While handing over the victims to the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Dr Nasiru Mu’azu, the Brigade Commander stressed the readiness of the Nigerian Army to continue to work for the restoration of permanent peace in the state.

The commander tasked the personnel under the Brigade to sustain such rescue operations to ensure that all other kidnapped victims were freed.

Responding, Mu’azu restated the maximum commitment of the government to restore permanent peace in the state.

He explained that Governor Dikko Radda has invested hugely in the security sector, adding,” the investments have been yielding positive results.”

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