Katsina Govt Receives Remaining Two Kidnap Victims
Two brave ladies escape captivity by attacking bandit guarding them in Katsina
Brave ladies overpowers kidnapper, escape captivity in Katsina
Two kidnapped victims has displayed a bravery act when they overpowered their kidnappers and ran out of captivity in Katsina forest.
The victims, all ladies are said to be among the 20 passengers were forcefully whisked away after armed bandits attacked their commercial vehicle belonging to the Niger State Government.
One of the ladies, 20 years of age, who narrated how they escaped said they summoned courage to attack the only bandit guarding them and escape after they spent over 20 days in captivity.
“We arranged to attack the boy guarding us by deceiving him to come and see a snake. We arranged that the only man among us should hit him with a stone.
“It went well and after he was hit with a stone a took a cutlass and hit him too but the bandit managed to shoot the man that hit him with a stone.
“We however began running for our lives and we arrived to a small community where the people there helped and handed us over to the police”, she said.
The victims who escaped were received by the Katsina State Government on Thursday.
The victims were abducted along Yantumaki Burunkuza road linking Danmusa and Safana Local Government Areas of Katsina State.
But receiving the victims from security agencies on Friday at his residence, the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Mustapha Inuwa told reporters that out of the 20 victims, 19 are back with one still in the kidnappers’ detention.
Inuwa who appreciated the efforts of all those concerned particularly the traditional rulers through whom most of the successes are being recorded said the state government is working to get the remaining one male victim back if he is still alive.
Speaking further, the SSG said the two victims will be reunited with their families after being taken to the Government House clinic for medical examination.