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Katsina gov, Masari, confirms rescue of 103 victims kidnapped by Boko Haram

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The Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari has revealed that no fewer than 103 victims kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents in the state have been released by security forces.

Governor Masari who stated this on Friday while addressing some of the rescued victims at the Government House, Katsina, said that the release of the victims is in continuation of the exercise that started with the recovery of the 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara.

Masari further noted that the state government is going about the business of safely securing the release of kidnapped victims with the army, the police, Air Force and the Department of State Security.

He also added that no ransom was paid to secure the release of the 103 victims rescued by security forces.

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Governor Masari said; “This is in continuation of the exercise that started with the recovery of the 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara.

“We saw an opening and we are working with some stakeholders to make sure that we exploit the opening and bring back as many kidnapped victims as we can.

“We have so far returned 103 of the kidnapped victims and the process is still ongoing. We are doing this as quietly as we can, to make sure that nobody is harmed and further kidnapping is stopped.

“So, we are doing this with the army, the police, Air Force and the Department of State Security.

“I can assure you that no ransom was paid to the kidnappers,” he said.

Masari urged the victims to consider the incident as something from the Almighty Allah.

“You have seen how you were rescued. No ransom was paid. this should show that prayer is effective, be patient, may Allah reward you for the difficulties you have gone through,” he said.

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