30 Katsina children freed 24 hours after abduction

About 30 abducted children by bandits at Kasai village in the Batsari local government area of Katsina State have been freed after spending 24 hours in the bandits’ den.

The police public relations officer of the command, ASP Abubakar Sadiq, confirmed their release yesterday.

He noted that their release followed a concerted effort by the command, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, which he believed yielded a positive result.

Bandits had on Monday abducted the children, mostly girls, while fetching firewood in the bush.

“Upon receipt of the report, the Command swung into action and launched an investigation to rescue the kidnapped victims as well as arrest the perpetrators. Further development will be communicated in due time, please” the police spokesperson said.

A resident of the area, Muhammad Batsari, also confirmed that the abducted children have been release.

“I was called this (Tuesday) morning that all the kidnapped victims have been released by the bandits.