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Abducted customs officers regain freedom in Katsina

Two personnel of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), who were abducted in Katsina State four days ago, have regained freedom, according to a statement by the spokesman of the 17th Brigade, Nigerian Army in Katsina, Captain Kayode Owolabi, on Sunday.

“The bandits after testing the might of the Nigerian military have unconditionally released the two Customs officers to HQ 17 Bde in the morning hours of today Sunday, 12 January, 2020”.

“Some armed bandit leaders who have sent messages through emissaries to the Acting General Officer Commanding, 8 Division Nigerian Army who oversees operations in Katsina and Zamfara states, have indicated readiness to embrace the peace without any conditions attached.

“The military will continue to remain resolute to ensure complete disarming of bandits before considering the peace deal as earlier announced by the various governments in the North West,” the statement said.

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