FG Has Rescued Over 1,000 Kidnapped Victims Without Ransom — Ribadu

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu, stated that the Bola Tinubu-led Federal Government has successfully rescued over 1,000 kidnapping victims without paying any ransom.

Ribadu, a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), made this announcement on Monday when he welcomed 22 students and staff from the Federal University of Gusau, Zamfara State, who were rescued on Sunday.

Dangerous bandits attacked the institution on September 22, 2023, and kidnapped over 30 students and staff members.

Fortunately, seven students were rescued, two managed to escape, and 22 remained in the bandits’ captivity.

On Sunday, the National Counter-Terrorism Centre coordinated an operation that led to the rescue of 22 victims, including 15 students and seven university workers.

During the reception of the students in Abuja, the NSA commended the security forces for their successful rescue mission without any casualties or ransom payments.

Ribadu emphasized that this recent rescue is another achievement in the Tinubu government’s ongoing efforts to free all individuals held captive unlawfully.

He said, “On behalf of the President, I thank all those involved in the successful rescue of the victims without losing anyone of them or paying any ransom.

“This is yet again a success story in our efforts to free all those being unlawfully held in captivity.

“We have so far released over a thousand such victims without noise and with complete respect to their privacy and safety.

“This occasion marks a final juncture in a series of rescues we have undertaken in the last few months, to free victims of recent cases of mass abductions.

“Going forward, we are strengthening law enforcement and security measures to prevent these abductions and strengthen physical security across vulnerable communities.”

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