Five kidnapped victims chained to tree in Katsina forest rescued

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By Abbas Bamalli

Five people suspected to have been kidnapped while travelling from Abuja to Zamfra State have been found chained to a tree in a forest in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State and rescued by security operatives.

The spokesperson of Katsina Police Command, ASP Abubakar Aliyu confirmed the rescue of the kidnapped victims on Tuesday.

According to him, the victims were rescued by a police patrol team on Monday from Katsina Forest in Kankara Local Government Area where they were chained.

“The rescued victims were travelling from Abuja to Zamfara on March 9 when they were kidnapped at Kushere village in Zamfara.

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“The victims were taken to Katsina Forest and chained, but were eventually rescued by our operatives,’’ he said.

He added the rescued victims were responding to medical treatment as efforts were being made to reunite them with their families.

Sadiq-Aliyu assured that the assailants would still be arrested. (NAN) (


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