Joint Security Taskforce operatives in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State have rescued 33 kidnapped victims in the area.
The victims were reportedly kidnapped last week by gunmen and taken into the forest awaiting payment of ransom from the families.
It was gathered that on the directive of the State Governor, Sen Bala Mohammed who hails from the area, the Joint Security Taskforce engaged the bandits and secured the release of all the 33 kidnapped victims.
Caretaker Chairman of Alkaleri Local Government, Comr. Bala Mahmoud received the 33 kidnapped victims on Friday from the security operatives in Yalwan Duguri of Alkaleri Local Government.
Mahmoud applauded the security agencies for the quick response to the menacing event that led to the release of the victims from captivity.
The Caretaker Chairman assured all the 33 released kidnapped victims to undergo medical checkups to ensure their perfect health status before any further actions.
Recall that Alkaleri LGA is one of the 3 LGAs in Bauchi state where bandits are having a field day, kidnapping people and receiving huge amounts of money as ransom from the families.
A few days ago, the Governor while speaking to Traditional Rulers declared that the state is overwhelmed by acts of banditry and other forms of criminalities.