Bauchi rescues 69 hostages from kidnappers – Nuhu Zaki

Bauchi State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Alhaji Abdulrazaq Nuhu Zaki has said that security agencies, vigilantes stormed bandit dens in various Bauchi forests and rescued 69 abducted victims.

He also said that there are plans to intensify patrol on the routes followed by the bandits.

Zaki stated this today in Bauchi while answering questions from journalists on the infiltration of bandits, kidnappers in Toro, Alkaleri, Tafawa Balewa, and Ningi local government areas of the state.

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He said, “the State Governor Senator Bala Mohammed led the battle himself; he visited the affected areas, commiserated with the people and encourage them to resist the kidnappers.

He equally boosted the morales of the council chairman, vigilaters, traditional rulers, security personnel and all stakeholders.

“We mobilised ourselves, security and vigilantes stormed the forests fearlessy and confronted the bandits, they fled but our men continued to advance towards them. So they started running.

“The council chairmen reported to us that the total number of people abducted by the kidnappers are 69 and all of them were rescued, many of them were brought and kept them in Bauchi by their abductors, we released them and allowed them to go home”

The commissioner said the governor discussed with his Taraba and Plateau state counterparts “to collaborate and intensify patrols along the routes followed by the bandits in their borders to frustrate their movements.”

The commissioner, who commended the vigilantes, security agencies and the affected communities, said “the dislodgement of the bandits would bring a big relief to people that had been terrorised by the bandits”

He said recently we have strangers that come to the state with camels, and cows. They are in Lame Burra forest, governments sent the security personnel and government officials to hear from them their mission in the state, if they are good people they will be allowed to stay, but if they are bad people or criminals they will send them away.

Nuhu Zaki said because of the exemplary leadership qualities being exhibited by the Governor through execution of viable projects that touched the lives of the people, the electorates in Bauchi will vote for him again in 2023 general election.He said the Governor discussed with the Bauchi State shares borders with Taraba , Gombe Plateau, Jigawa, Kano and Kaduna states.

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