Security operatives rescued 18 persons abducted from their homes at Kanya in Danko Wasagu LGA of Kebbi on Wednesday. Ahmed Idris, the media aide to Governor Nasir Idris, said, in a statement issued on Friday, that the council chairman, Hussani Aliyu-Bena, confirmed the rescue of the victims on Thursday.
Mr Aliyu-Bena said the victims were rescued at Karen Bena while their abductors attempted to cross into Zamfara at about 5:30 p.m.
“This followed concerted efforts by the Dr Idris-led administration in protecting the lives and property of Kebbi citizens,” he stated.
Mr Idris stated that the council boss lauded the Kebbi government for promptly releasing funds to security agencies, leading to the success recorded.
“Financial assistance from the state government will certainly boost the morale of security personnel to protect the lives and property of people of the state. In fact, many villagers have started returning to their homes and continued with their farming activities. Since four days ago, the army and the Nigeria Air Force have neutralised many bandits in the area,’’ Mr Aliyu-Bena said.