NSA hands over 16 kidnap victims to Zamfara Govt

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The National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, has handed over 16 recently rescued kidnap victims to the Zamfara State government.

The victims, abducted from Zurmi, Duran and Gusau metropolis in Zamfara State on April 22, 2024, were freed in two separate operations on June 27, 2024, in the Shinkafi and Tsafe LGAs.

A statement signed by Abu Michael, Head of the National Counter Terrorism Centre, revealed that the rescued individuals included eight males and eight females.

According to Michael, they were successfully recovered by a team of security operatives from the NCTC and the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA.

While presenting the victims to Zamfara State officials, led by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Abubakar Nakwada, the NSA reaffirmed the commitment of President Bola Tinubu’s administration to eradicate kidnapping and other serious crimes in the country.

Ribadu called on all citizens and residents to support the security agencies in their efforts to achieve a safer Nigeria.

Recall that a few weeks ago, 22 abducted students and staff from the Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State, were also rescued through joint efforts of security agencies coordinated by the NCTC under the leadership of Major General Adamu Laka, including a victim from Sokoto State.

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