15 People Kidnapped in Sokoto

Written by on December 14, 2021

Sources have said that no fewer than 15 people kidnapped by bandits in Sokoto State have escaped from the custody of their abductors.

One of them, a technical official working with a firm managing telecommunications mast in Isa Local Government Area (LGA) of the state, was abducted two weeks ago.

A source close to the victim said he was forcefully taken by armed men between Isa and Sabon Birni LGAs on his way to check a faulty telecommunication mass.

The chairman of Isa LGA, Abubakar Yusuf, also confirmed the escape of 14 other abducted people to reporters, saying the victims are receiving medical attention in a medical facility in the town.

The chairman said 11 of the escaped victims were from Sokoto while the remaining were from Zamfara.

When contacted, the spokesman for the Sokoto State Police Command, Sanusi Abubakar, did not answer the calls put through his mobile line seeking police confirmation on the development.

Seun Fakorede

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