Bandits in President Muhammadu Buhari’s home state have released 30 more people held captive.
Despite killing and kidnapping people, Katsina State decided to ‘make peace’ with the band of criminals and have been celebrating the success of the ‘peace deal’.
There has been no attempt to prosecute the band of bandits that have terrorized innocent citizens in Katsina and perhaps other states. On Saturday night, 30 more people,15 women and 15 children were released in the ongoing exchange of captives by the Katsina State government and bandits.
This brought to 57, the number of captives so far freed by repentant bandits with 17 detained bandits freed by the state government under the peace deal initiative between the two.
Speaking while receiving the freed captives from Kaankara and Jibia local government areas, Governor Aminu Masari said his administration was committed to ensuring that all captives were released.
He directed the released abductees to be taken to hospital for further medical evaluation, saying they would later be reunited with their families.