Army Rescues Abducted Katsina Children, Women after 46 Days in Captivity

Francis Sardauna in Katsina

Military troops from Combat Team 3 stationed in Maraban Maigora, Katsina State, have rescued 10 women and six children who had been held captive by bandits since February 3, 2024.

A credible source from the military disclosed that the victims were rescued on Monday during a routine patrol at the Rimi community after being held for 46 days by the hoodlums.  

The source said the rescued victims were among the 54 women abducted along Gamji-Dandume Road in early February 2024.

He added that the rescued women and children have been handed over to the chairman of Sabuwa Local Government, who in turn reunited them with their relatives.

Governor Dikko Umaru Radda while reacting to the development in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ibrahim Mohammed, commended the troops for their bravery and decisive action.

Radda acknowledged the gravity of the situation and reassured the public of his administration’s unwavering commitment in eradicating banditry within the state.

He said: “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.”

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