Troops rescue abducted women and minors in Katsina

Troops from Combat Team 3, stationed in Maraban Maigora, Katsina State, conducted a successful rescue mission on Monday, liberating 10 women and six minors who had been kidnapped by bandits on February 3, 2024.

A credible military source, the victims were freed during a routine patrol in the Rimi community, after enduring captivity for 46 days at the hands of their abductors.

“The rescued individuals were part of the group of 54 women abducted along the Gamji-Dandume road in early February 2024,” the source disclosed.

Following their liberation on Monday, the rescued women and children were entrusted to the care of the Chairman of Sabuwa Local Government Area, facilitating their reunion with their respective families.

Governor Dikko Radda, in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary, Ibrahim Kaula Mohammed, commended the troops for their bravery and decisive action.

He acknowledged the gravity of the situation, reassuring the public of his administration’s unwavering commitment to eradicating banditry within the state.

“The rescue of these women and children is a testament to the courage and dedication of our security forces. We remain committed to providing them with the resources and support they need to ensure the safety of residents in the state,” the statement noted.

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