At least 103 hostages rescued by Nigerian security forces

In several operations in the north western state of Katsina, the Nigerian security forces have recently rescued at least 103 hostages held by gunmen.

During an address to some of the rescued victims at the Government House in Katsina, Aminu Masari, the governor of Katsina state, revealed the news, saying, “We have so far returned 103 of the kidnapped victims and the process is still ongoing. We are doing this as quietly as we can, to make sure that nobody is harmed and further kidnapping is stopped.” Adding further, he said, “We saw an opening and we are working with some stakeholders to make sure that we exploit the opening and bring back as many kidnapped victims as we can.”

This rescue operation comes in continuation of of the exercise that started with the rescue of the 344 students of Government Science Secondary School at Kankara town of the state, he added.

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