The police have rescued 26 kidnapped victims at Dungun Mu’azu Forest in (*26*) Local Government Area of Katsina State.
According to the police, they have been kidnapped in January 2020, after over 100 bandits attacked Badna Buruku village of Chukum Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
Briefing journalists on the command headquarters on Wednesday, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, mentioned the bandits took the victims on 50 bikes right into a forest in Zamfara state and demanded the sum of N26 million as ransom or they kill all of the victims.
“Yesterday at about 1000hours, the command succeeded in rescuing 26 kidnapped victims at Dungun Mu’azu village in Sabuwa Local Government Area of Katsina State.
“On 6th January 2020 at about 0600hours, bandits on 50 motorcycles numbering over a hundred attacked Badna Buruku village of Chukum Local Government Area of Kaduna state and kidnapped 26 persons, eighteen males and eight are females, and took them on motorcycles into a forest in Zamfara state.
“The hoodlums demanded the payment of N1 million per head from their families, totaling the sum of N26 million as ransom or they kill all the victims,” he mentioned.
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He added that “the Command on Tuesday at about 1000 hours, succeeded in rescuing the victims at Dungun Mu’azu forest in Sabuwa local government area of Katsina state.”
The police spokesman mentioned the victims have been discovered wandering they usually have been taken to the Ibrahim Coomassie Police Hospital within the state for therapy.
He added that 18 males and eight females made up the numbers of rescued victims.
SP Isah mentioned the command is making effort to reunite the victims with their households as an investigation is ongoing.