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Terrorists Abduct 50 Wedding Guests, Motorists Along Sokoto-Zamfara Highway

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Terrorists Abduct 50 Wedding Guests, Motorists Along Sokoto-Zamfara Highway

20 out of the 50 kidnapped victims were lucky to have escaped from the bandits while he said the remaining 30 victims were still with the bandits.

No fewer than 50 wedding guests were abducted by terrorists between Sokoto and Zamfara States axis on Saturday evening.

The State chairman of GSM Communication Union, Alhaji Kabiru Garba Mukhtar, said that their members were attacked by the bandits when their vehicle developed a problem that forced them to park along the road.

He further explained that 20 out of the 50 kidnapped victims were lucky to have escaped from the bandits while he said the remaining 30 victims were still with the bandits.

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He stated that the bandits used one of the victim’s handset to call them, informing them that 30 members of their members were in their den.

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Alhaji Mukhtar explained that as at the time of the press briefing, the bandits have not made any demand regarding ransom, saying that they don’t know the condition of their members in the bandits, camps.

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The union urged the security agencies, state government and other relevant authorities to give the issue serious attention as the union alone cannot handle the teething problem.

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“The kidnapped victims are mainly youths who are the leaders of tomorrow, so we expect the security agencies and the state government to redouble their efforts for them to regain their freedom,” he said.

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