Zamfara bandits release 53 kidnapped women, children, 22 men still in captivity


From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau

Bandits have released 53 women and children they kidnapped in bungudu local government area of Zamfara state last Monday.
They however refused to release 22 kidnapped victims who are men.

Speaking to Analyzer News on phone, the Councillor representing the area, Alhaji Bashar Garba Yarkatsina said, the 53 women and children were released last night, explaining however that, the 23 men were still in captivity.

Garba said, the victims were released following the intervention of the Zamfara state government through its peace process.

“They were released unconditionally and no ransom was paid”. Said Garba.
“They have released 53 people who are mainly women and children but they are still holding the remaining 22 who are all males”.

According to him, the 22 persons yet to be released included; three from Yarkatsina village, five from Maje village, two from Kwattari village and the remaining 13 were from Kwanda-haki village.

He however explained that, the women and children were abducted last Monday, while their make counterparts were kidnapped few days ago.

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