Kidnapping: Army rescue 51 victims, kill 3 gunmen in Sokoto

Photo: Governor Aliyu in a group photograph with the rescued victims

AI, Sokoto

Army have neutralized three suspected bandits and rescued 51 victims in Tangaza local government area of Sokoto state.

The victims include women and children who were abducted from different villages in the area.

Presenting the victims to Governor Ahmed Aliyu on Thursday, the Garrison Commander, 8 Division, Brigadier General Alexander Tawasimi noted that, the victims were rescued following the ongoing operation in the area.

According to him, the operation which started last Monday was recording tremendous successes.

He noted that, some of the victims were held captives for months.

He added that, several weapons and motorcycles were recovered during the operation.

Receiving the victims, Governor Aliyu expressed gratitude to the army for their sustained gallantry in the state which led to the rescue of the victims.

” We are very grateful. I salute your courage, effort and commitment. Keep it up.

” We will continue to encourage you with all the necessary support so as to sustain the tempo,” Aliyu said

He appealed to the people of the state to support security operatives with viral information that would help them in their operations.

He however, donated 100,000 and three bags of grains to each of the rescued victims, just as he directed the Commissioner of Health to take them to hospital for proper check up and treatment.

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