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16 Rescued From Bauchi Kidnappers’ Den

No fewer than 16 kidnapped victims have been rescued in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

It was gathered that the that the victims were rescued by men of the Bauchi State Police Command during a calculated raid on the kidnappers’ hideouts in the Lame Burra Forest in the state.

This was made known in a statement by the spokesman of the command, SP Ahmed Wakil, who said scores of the kidnappers were neutralised, while efforts are in top gear to apprehend the fleeing suspects.

He added that the police, military, and other quasi-security outfits, particularly local hunters teamed up in line with Operation Restore Peace (ORP) to carry out the operation.

Additionally, Wakil disclosed that the combined security outfit carried out the operation on September 2, 2023 when the storm the kidnappers’ den on top of the mountain situated in the Shande area of Kurmi, a village on the outskirts of Burra.

The rescued victims are “Zahariya Ibrahim, 17, female, from Dana Village, Burra; Walida Idi, 16, female, from Sabon da Mazai Village, Burra; Maryam Shehu, 25, female, from Sabon Gida Mazai village, Burra; Abubakar Adamu, 15, male, of Ruwan Dinya village, Burra; and Muntari Badamasi, 40, male, of Shaka Leme village in Burra.”

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Others include “Ibrahim Abdullahi, 15, male, from Ruwan Dinya village, Burra, Sani Abdullahi, 10, male, from Ruwan Dinya village, Burra; Ibrahim Rabi’u, 30, male, from Shaka Leme village, Burra; Saleh Umaru, 35, male, of Matigwai village in Sumaila Local Government Area of Kano State; Isah Tashi, 20, male, from Kere Village, Burra; and Tasi’u Abdullahi, 30, male, ‘ from Shaka Leme Village, Burra.”

Victims who were rescued with injuries include Alh. Shuaibu, from Kurmi village, Burra; Alh. Bammi, from Kongoro village, Burra; Mai Unguwa Shende village, Burra; Dantsoho Mai Shayi, from Kurmi village, Burra; and Abubakar, from Matigwai village, Sumaila Local Government Area of Kano State.

Wakil said the injured victims have been taken to Burra General Hospital for immediate medical treatment.

The police image maker said, “On sighting the team of combined operatives, the kidnappers started firing at the operatives. However, in response, the operatives repelled the kidnappers with superior firepower, which lasted for about two hours. As a result, 16 kidnapped victims were rescued, five of whom sustained various degrees of injuries, while the remaining 11 were rescued unhurt.”

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