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Military invades Katsina forest, smokes out bandits, rescues kidnapped victims

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No fewer than 20 kidnapped victims have escaped from the lethal Rugu Forest in Nigeria Northwest after bandits who held them certain for over 5 months fled for expensive lives on citing an air drive fighter jet.

Among the many victims are 18 females and a pair of males kidnapped 5 months in the past from Katoge village in Batsari Native Authorities Space of Katsina State.

One of many victims, Rabiu Mannir stated they managed to flee from the hoodlums when a jet of the Nigerian Air Drive brought on a scare whereas flying over the bandits’ camp on Friday evening. The event he stated brought on the criminals to scamper for security, ignoring their captives.

Additionally, one of many feminine victims recognized as Sahura Haruna was stated to have delivered a child woman on the kidnappers den lately as she was already pregnant earlier than being kidnapped by the bandits.

“I put to mattress 5 days in the past. In accordance with the Physician, my child and I will not be very sound. The Physician stated our physique system lacks satisfactory water,” Sahura stated.

The Secretary to the Katsina State Authorities, SSG, Dr Mustapha Inuwa, stated the rescued victims have been introduced again to Katsina by authorities in neighbouring Zamfara State and so they have been medically examined and handed over to the authorities of Batsari LGA to reconcile them with their households as soon as once more.

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