Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan has disclosed that troops of the Nigerian Army on patrol in the Faka general area of Chikun Local Government Area, rescued a young boy wandering in the Faka Forest.
However, the boy, whom he simply identified as Adewale Rasaq escaped from his captors while his parents were negotiating the payment of N15m naira ransom
Aruwan also said that troops found another girl who escaped from bandits who abducted her three weeks ago at Randa village, in Kadage general area of the Kauru Local Government of the state.
He added that two persons would be handed over to their families through the chairmen of Chikun and Kauru LGs of the state.
He said, “The boy, identified as Adewale Rasaq, was kidnapped over a week ago in the Kudenden area of the Chikun Local Government Area, and escaped from his captors while his parents were negotiating the payment of a ransom of about N15m to the bandits.
“Furthermore, troops of the Nigerian Army while on aggressive fighting patrol in a forest around Kachia and Kauru Local government areas found a girl, Fatima Lawal, who also escaped from bandits.
“According to her statement, she was kidnapped about three weeks ago at Randa village, in Kadage general area of the Kauru Local Government.
“These two persons will be handed over to their families through the chairmen of Chikun and Kauru Local Government Areas respectively.”
Also, the commissioner said the state government was sustaining a collaborative efforts towards ensuring that the kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Mando were released from their captors.
According to Aruwan, the governor is actively engaging critical stakeholders towards the speedy achievement of this objective.
The commissioner said, “overall, the Kaduna State Government is sustaining collaborative efforts towards tracking down the criminals and retrieving their hostages.
“The governor is actively engaging critical stakeholders towards the speedy achievement of this objective.”
The police have attributed the ongoing mass abductions of students by bandits and other crimes to the proliferation and possession of firearms by criminal gangs.
The force also said the willingness of kidnap victims to pay ransoms as well as poverty was also fueling the abductions in the country.
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