Five more captives were today, Thursday, September 12, released by the bandits to Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State, to bring to 21 the number of kidnap victims who have so far regained their freedom.
Among them is a nursing mother, two other women and a male toddler. One of the women is a national of the Republic of Niger.
Speaking after the hand over, Governor Masari expressed gratitude to Allah, and then appealed for more prayers and patience from the public saying that though the process may appear tedious, it is the positive outcome that matters the most.
Basking in the success of the engagement with the bandits, he assured that government would not relent until all those remaining in the captivity of the bandits, which he estimates to be about thirty people, are set free.
On its part, the government is set to release some more bandits who are under detention with various security agencies around the country tomorrow.
“There is no gift more precious than freedom to a captive”, enthused Governor Masari, after one of the freed ladies fell on her knees thanking God and the governor for securing them their freedom.
Abdu Labaran Malumfashi,