How 14 brave kidnap victims escaped from bandits’ camp in Sokoto
At least 14 kidnapped victims have reportedly escaped from a bandits’ camp at Suruddubu in the Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
The residents were said to have escaped from the camp affiliated to kingpin, Bello Turji, on Saturday when their captors went out for other ‘operations’.
According to PREMIUM TIMES, a source said that the victims escaped “when the bandits went out to attack some villages in the area.”
Chairman of the local government area, Abubakar Yusuf, who confirmed the incident said the victims have been taken to the General Hospital in Isa for medical checkup and would be sent home.
“Yes. They’ve been taken to the General Hospital in Isa for medical checkup and would be sent home. We are happy that they are gradually escaping and we will keep praying and supporting our troops to win against these people (bandits).
“We have mobilised the hospital to give prompt medical attention to those wounded by the bandits and those who escape from their abductors.
“Eight of the escapees are from Sabon Birni Local Government Area while three are from Isa Local Government Area, both in Sokoto State, while the remaining three are from Kaura Namoda Local Government Area of Zamfara State,” he said.