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Military kills 67 kidnappers, 29 victims rescued – Governor Bala



By Peters Monday, Abuja

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, on Monday, said that security operatives have killed 67 suspected kidnappers and rescued 29 victims in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of the state.

The governor said this during a symphonic visit to the Lere community recently attacked by bandits.

According to him, the feat was achieved through collaborative efforts between the police, vigilantes and hunters.

“I come to congratulate you and to thank you on behalf of the government and the people of Bauchi State, and to say that what you have done has shown chivalry, character, perseverance and community engagement.

“I want to also thank the Commissioner of Police and other security agencies for ensuring the rule of engagement in this exercise and for stamping authority over it, and I will continue to give you support,” he said.

Mohammed emphasised that insecurity was becoming worrisome in the state and reiterated his administration’s commitment to protecting lives and property in the state.

He also donated 30 motorcycles and N10 million to security outfits in the area.

Also, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Awwal Muhammad, stated that the Command would enhance synergy with sister security agencies towards ensuring a crime-free society.

Also speaking, Alhaji Jamilu Bawa, the Ward Head of the Lere community, lauded the gesture, adding that the vigilante would flush out kidnappers and other miscreants in the area.