Peace Deal: Bandits Release 10 Kidnapped Women in Katsina


By Francis Sardauna in Katsina

Repentant bandits in Katsina State have again released 10 women including a nursing mother with her three-month-old baby as part of the ongoing dialogue between them and the state government.

The hoodlums had last Sunday released five kidnapped persons in their custody, bringing the numbers of those who have so far regained freedom from the abductors to 15 in the state.

The 10 victims, who had been in captivity for more than three weeks, were kidnapped on their way to Shinfida village in Jibia Local Government when security officers escorting them from Jibia town to the area were ambushed by the hoodlums.

The freed women, who looked sickly and hungry, were brought to the office of Governor Aminu Bello Masari on Tuesday at about 7.30 p.m by two representatives of the outlaws.

Receiving the victims, Governor Masari said the state government’s dialogue with the leaders of the bandits has started yielding…

Source: Thisday Newspaper