In a significant breakthrough, the Kebbi State Government, under the leadership of Dr. Nasir Idris, has successfully secured the release of 30 individuals who were held captive by bandits in the Danko/Wasagu Local Government Area of the state.
This news was revealed by an official during an interview with newsmen.
Alhaji Hussaini Aliyu Bena, the Council Chairman, expressed his gratitude to the state government for their commendable efforts in combating the present security challenges.
He disclosed that 24 of the abducted individuals were freed on Friday, with an additional six being released the following day, Saturday.
Bena emphasized that the present administration’s decision to address the outstanding allowances owed to security agencies in the state had significantly boosted the morale of personnel involved in the rescue operations.
“We must express our appreciation to the state government for working hand-in-hand with the security agencies and providing them with the necessary support to ensure that criminals are flushed out, especially in areas where Kebbi shares borders with Zamfara and Niger State,” the Chairman stated.
He also commended the Brigade Commander responsible for Kebbi, Zamfara, and Sokoto States, highlighting the resilience of his men, which ultimately led to the successful rescue of 30 individuals within a span of just two days.
The Chairman revealed that the abductees hailed from various locations, including Kotangora in Niger State, as well as Danmari, Kaba, and Kajiji in Zamfara State. Additionally, some of the captives were from Bena in Kebbi State.
“As I speak to you now, we are making arrangements to transport the remaining six individuals to Kotangora via the Bena route. It is worth noting that when Governor Nasir Idris assumed office, he called for a meeting with all the security agencies in the state to find a lasting solution to crime and criminality across our region,” Bena explained.
He further stated that the Governor had allocated funds to enable the security agencies to take immediate action, and he had personally distributed these funds to the relevant parties, resulting in positive outcomes.
Bena assured the public that medical examinations would be conducted on the released individuals to ensure their well-being. “It is crucial that they are in good and sound health,” he added.