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Bauchi security taskforce rescues 33 kidnapped victims

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Bauchi security taskforce rescues 33 kidnapped victims

The Bauchi State security taskforce has rescued over 33 kidnapped victims including women and children 24 hours after they were abducted at gunpoint in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

The victims were rescued following a directive by the state Governor, Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir, who hails from the area.

It was learnt that the Joint Security Taskforce engaged the bandits and secured the release of all the 33 kidnapped victims, hale and hearty.

Caretaker Chairman of Alkaleri local government, Comrade Bala Ibrahim Mahmoud, received the victims Friday night from the security operatives in Yalwan Duguri of Alkaleri LGA.

Mahmoud said that the victims were kidnapped by gunmen on their way back from the market and taken into the forest.

Mahmoud commended the security agencies on their quick response that eventually led to the release of the victims from captivity.

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He promised that all the 33 released kidnapped victims would undergo medical checkups before any further actions.

Alkaleri LGA is one out of the three LGAs in Bauchi State that has turned to a hotbed for criminal activities where people get kidnapped for ransom on a daily basis.

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