No fewer than eleven people have regained their Freedom after fleeing from bandits camps at the outskirts of Sabon Birni town, Igabi Local Government area of Kaduna state
Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan confirmed in a statement issued on Thursday.
He said the ongoing security operations dislodged many of the bandits’ camps, leaving them in disarray and enabling the escape of the hostages being held there.
“Careful checks revealed that the 11 hostages are a mix of those kidnapped from Dumbin Rauga, Zaria LGA and also along the Kaduna-Zaria highway”,he said.
Aruwan said the escaped hostages were identified as follows: Fatima Sani, Aisha Falalu, Amina Aliyu,Hadizatu Sani and Bashar Falalu all from Dumbin Rauga which were all children between ages 7 and 10″, it was confirmed
Also, Fatima Umar,Zara Umar and her infant, Hadiza Madu Sharif,Hauwa Ali, Zara Madu Sharif and Maryam Mad from the Kaduna-Zaria road wet abducted while traveling from Maiduguri to Ilorin
He said the families of those kidnapped at Dumbin Rauga had collectively paid a ransom of N3 million, but the bandits refused to release the captives, insisting that two motorcycles must be included in the ransom deal.