Sokoto State government has confirmed the freedom of some indigenes who were abducted by bandits from neighbouring states.
It was reported that the seventeen Sokoto abductees were part of the people recently rescued by the joint task force against banditry and kidnapping in Katsina, Zamfara and Sokoto States axis.
Speaking on the development, Governor Aminu Tambuwal while receiving the victims assures residents in the state of his relentless commitment towards providing promising security of their lives and property.
Tambuwal also applauded the Zamfara State government and the Armed Forces for their roles to ensure the rescue of the victims from their abductors.
The governor expressed gratitude seeing that the seventeen victims, 16 from Tureta and 1 from Rabah Local Government Areas returned in good health after spending days with the bandits.
Tambuwal, however, admonished residents in the state to give their maximum support to security agents to help in the fight against banditry and other crimes in Sokoto State.
Naija News learnt that the abductees before they were handed to their respective homes were examined by medical personnel at Government House, Sokoto.
In another news, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has cautioned some political leaders against compromising the objective of an initiative aimed at creating no less than 774,000 jobs in the country.