Banditry: Four victims are saved in Kebbi by the army and vigilantes
A joint team of the Nigerian Army and vigilantes has rescued four people abducted by bandits at Bangi Hill in Suru Local Government Area of Kebbi.
This was contained in a statement by Yahaya Sarki, the Special Adviser to Governor Nasir Idris on Media and Publicity, in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday.
He said the security operatives rescued the kidnapped victims in a joint operation on Wednesday.
“At about 4:00 p.m. on Nov. 1, 2023, gallant troops of 1 Battalion Dukku Barrack, Birinin Kebbi, in conjunction with local vigilantes, conducted a fighting patrol to Bangi Hill in Suru LGA.
“During the operation, the team dislodged a large number of bandits and rescued four kidnapped victims,” it said.
The statement listed the rescued persons to include Malam Audu Fulani, 45; Umaru Wakili, 14; Alhaji Malam Imam, 50; and Chaggo Garba, 19.
It said security agencies had recorded successes against criminal elements since the governor provided additional logistical support to enable them to deal with criminalities in the state.
The statement also hailed the gallant troops for their efforts towards curbing security challenges in the state. (NAN)