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75 Kidnapped Victims Regains Freedom In Zamfara


75 Kidnapped Victims Regaisn Freedom In Zamfara

Bandit terrorists have released seventy-five people kidnapped from Yar Katsina community in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

Naija News learned that the victims were kidnapped during two major invasions of the community by the bandits between February and March.

It was also gathered that 61 residents were earlier abducted before the bandits went back a month later to kidnapped 15 more people.

Speaking with Daily Trust, a resident of the area named Sadiq said N4 million was paid as ransom by the family of the victims before they were released.

Sadiq revealed that the freed victims have already reunited with their families.

He, however, disclosed that a six-year-old girl identified as Ummi was held back and adopted by the gunmen.

He said: “The armed men, however, held a six-year-old girl identified as Ummi and told her parents that they had adopted her because they like her.

“The parents were not among those kidnapped.

“One of them said he had not born any child in his life as such he would adopt the girl. She has become his daughter as he promised to take good care of her. The girl is still with them.

“The residents had to pay N4 million before the victims were released. The freed victims have already reunited with their families. Part of the conditions the criminals gave was that the vigilantes must disarm.”

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows.