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30 Children Abducted In Katsina State Freed


Thirty children abducted by bandits at Kasai village in the Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State have been freed. 

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Katsina State Police Command, ASP Abubakar Sadiq, confirmed this to Channels Television on Tuesday.

He noted that their release followed a concerted effort by the command, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, which he believed yielded a positive result.

Bandits had on Monday abducted the children, mostly girls, while fetching firewood in the bush.

“Upon receipt of the report, the Command swung into action and launched an investigation to rescue the kidnapped victims as well as arrest the perpetrators. Further development will be communicated in due time, please” the police spokesperson said.


A resident of the area, Muhammad Batsari, also confirmed that the abducted children have been release.

“I was called this (Tuesday) morning that all the kidnapped victims have been released by the bandits.



It will be recalled the thirty children were kidnapped by suspected bandits at Kasai village in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Batsari is one of several Security Frontline Local Government Areas in Katsina State where activities of bandits, and other criminal elements have been on the increase almost on a daily basis.

However, a resident of the area, told Channels Television in a telephone call, that the fresh attack on the children, took place in the early hours of Monday. 1 April 2024

He explained that the victims were intercepted and kidnapped by the hoodlums behind the village area while in search of firewood.

“Yes, the attack occurred yesterday Monday in the morning hours. It all began when the children numbering up to thirty went behind the Kasai village to secure firewood which, their parents will use to cook food for them.

“Unfortunately, some suspected bandits intercepted them and took them to an unknown destination.

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