The Nigerian Army, following a successful operation in Gundumi forest in Sokoto, on Sunday, handed over 66 persons rescued from bandits and kidnappers to the Sokoto State government.
The Garrison Commander 8 Division, Bridgadier General Amos Tawasimi, while handing over the victims to the state government said 51 of the members were rescued on Friday while another 14 persons were rescued on Saturday.
“As part of our activities to ensure that the state is safe for people to go about their activities
“Three days ago, we stormed the Gundumi forest to rescue these numbers of people I’m which some of them have been abducted for months by these kidnappers,” he said.
He commends the governor for his support to the security agents while assuring that his men will continue to live up to expectations.
Speaking while receiving the victims, Sokoto State Governor, Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto, commended the Nigerian Army and other security agents in the state for their efforts and commitment in tackling insecurity in the state.
“Today marks another significant milestone in our fight against armed banditry, kidnapping and rustling in the state as our security operatives have succeeded in rescuing 66 victims who were kidnapped from various villages and communities in Sokoto and other neighbouring states.