No fewer than 33 people who were kidnapped in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State have been rescued by the Joint Security Task Force operating in the LGA.
They were kidnapped a few days ago by gunmen who took them into the forest awaiting payment of ransom from the families.
However, following the directive of the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, who hails from the LGA, the joint security taskforce engaged the bandits and secured the release of all the 33 kidnapped victims, hale and hearty.
Caretaker Chairman, Alkaleri LGA, Bala Mahmoud received the 33 kidnapped victims on Friday night from the security operatives in Yalwan Duguri, the Governor’s hometown.
Mahmoud commended the security agencies for the quick response to the incident that led to the release of the victims from captivity.
The Caretaker Chairman assured all the 33 released kidnapped victims to undergo medical checkups to ensure their perfect health status before any further actions.