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Army rescue women, children after 46 days in terrorists’ den in Katsina 

Army rescue women, children after 46 days in terrorists’ den in Katsina 

By Faith Awa Maji, Katsina

Troops from Combat Team 3 stationed in Maraban Maigora, Katsina State, have rescued 10 women and six minors who had been held captive by bandits since February 3, 2024.

A credible military source disclosed that the victims were rescued on Monday, 18th March 2024, during a routine patrol at the Rimi community after being held for 46 days by the hoodlums.  

According to the military officer, the rescued victims were among the 54 women abducted along Gamji-Dandume road in early February 2024

Following their rescue, the rescued women and children were handed over to the Chairman of Sabuwa LGA, who in turn reunited them with their relatives.  

Reacting to the development, Governor, Dikko Umaru Radda in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ibrahim Kaula Mohammed, commended the troops for their bravery in the rescue operation. 

The Governor, while acknowledging the gravity of the situation, reassured the people of his administration’s unwavering commitment in eradicating banditry within the state. 

According to him, “the rescue of these women and children is a testament to the courage and dedication of our security forces. 

“We remain committed to providing them with the resources and support they need to ensure the safety of residents in the State.”

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