By Lawal Sa’idu Funtua
Katsina state government with the efforts of security agencies have rescued nine citizens of Niger Republic that were abducted from their village by dare devil kidnappers.
Receiving the rescued persons, Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina disclosed that since the rescue of Kankara students the government saw a window of opportunity that it is now using to rescue other kidnap victims.
Masari further disclosed that within seven days they were able to rescue at least 200 kidnap victims, vowing that they will not relent until all those kidnapped were rescued.
He similarly insisted that there was no dialogue between government and the bandits, adding that security agencies are in the forest doing their job.
The governor there stated that the nine Nigerien rescued would be treated before sending them back to their village in Niger Republic.
Masari commended the efforts of security agencies in the fight against banditry and other criminality in the state.
Earlier speaking one of the rescued victim who spoke on condition of anonymity disclosed that the were kidnapped in Bima village in the state of Maradi in Niger Republic.
He added ” we have seen hell as we are subjected to constant beating by our captors, we thank God that we are rescued”.
The victims include three women, five men and a child.