The Nigerian army have handed over 66 kidnapped victims rescued by troops along Gundumi forest in Isa local government area to the Sokoto State Government.
The kidnapped victims were rescued by the operatives of Operation Hadarin Daji of the Nigerian Army along Gundumi forest in Sokoto state.
Speaking at the Handing over of the victims, The Garrison Commander 8 Division Brigadier General Alex Tawasimi Nigerian Army said, the operatives of Operarion Hadarin Daji under the force operational Based rescued the 66 abductees along Gundumi forest who were abducted by armed bandits some as long as 3 months.
Brigadier General Tawasimi, added that, the rescue effort was part of the ongoing military strategic operation aimed at securing the state from the activities of the bandits who have been terrorizing innocent souls in the state for years.
According to him, all the 66 abductees are natives of Sokoto state who were abducted by Bandits and kidnapers at various locations in the state.
Delivieving the abductees, Governor Ahmed Aliyu commended the efforts of the joint security operatives for the continued surveillance and rescue of the state indegenes abducted by the bandits.
The Governor reaffirmed his Administration’s committments to support the security operatives as they worked toward restoring peace and tranquility in the state.
Governor Aliyu also reaffirmed the position of the state Government of using stick and carrot approach in its fight against banditry, pointing out that those who wanted peace will see peace while those unrepented ones will be dealt with decisively.