Katsina: Army hands over 35 rescued kidnap victims to Gov Radda

From Agaju Madugba, Katsina

The Nigeria Army on Monday handed over 35 rescued kidnap victims to Governor Dikko Umaru Radda at the Government House.

Terrorists in a recent operation abducted the victims at Tashar Nagulle and Nahuta communities of in Batsari Local Government Area.

The Commander, 17 Brigade, Brigadier-Gen. O.A Fadairo, who delivered the victims to the Governor said they were rescued at the Dumburum forest, “after an intensive exchange of gunfire with “bandits.

Responding, the Governor noted that, ‚Äúsuccess is being recorded in the fight against banditry and many of them have been killed, their camps dislodged and a lot of weapons recovered through the joint efforts of security operatives in the state.‚ÄĚ

He commended efforts of the Army and other security agencies in the state and reaffirmed that his administration will not take the issue of aiding bandits lightly no matter who is involved.

He said that government had introduced free medical treatment for victims of banditry as well as allowances to security personnel and support for the education of children who lost their parents during bandits’ attacks.

The Governor donated N100,000 to each of the rescued persons to enable them resume their normal lives.

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