Nigerian security forces rescue 187 abducted victims
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Nigerian security forces have rescued 187 people abducted by armed bandits in an operation in the country’s northwest. The police have confirmed this.
On Friday, Muhammad Shihu, a police spokesman in Northwest Nigeria’s Jamfara State, told Xinhua News Agency that 187 victims had been abducted from various parts of the state and neighboring Sokoto State, and on Thursday the Tsibiri forest in Jamfara’s Maradun Local Government Area. was saved in
Shehu said the abducted victims were unconditionally rescued after an extensive search and rescue operation that lasted for hours.
Nigerian security agencies are attacking the locations of bandits identified after the implementation of new security measures, with the aim of liberating the positions of all bandits and other criminal gangs.
Shehu said that many bandits and their associates were arrested during the operation.
The northern part of Africa’s most populous country has seen a series of attacks by armed groups in recent months, leading to many deaths and kidnappings.
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First Published : 09 Oct 2021, 12:00:01 PM