Troops Rescue Tsangaya Pupils, Woman In Sokoto

Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen. T. Lagbaja
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From Ankeli Emmanuel, Sokoto

The Nigerian Army in collaboration with the Office of the National Security Adviser has successfully rescued the 17 Tsangaya pupils abducted by bandits in  Gada local Government area of the state two weeks ago. 

Presenting the rescued victims to the Sokoto state government at a brief occasion, the Garrison Commander 8 Division Nigerian Army Sokoto, Brigadier General, Alex Tawasimi, appreciated the State Governor, Ahmed Aliyu, for his unflinching support to the Military especially in the task of ridding the state of banditry. 

General Tawasimi further assured of their  commitment to making Sokoto a secure place and appealed for more support from the general public. 

According to him, all the rescued children have been subjected to medical extermination to ascertain their health condition and have been found healthy and ready to be reunited with their parents.

Responding to the development, a statement by Abubakar Bawa, the Press Secretary to Sokoto State governor, quoted the governor as announcing the donation of two bags of grains and N100,000 to each of the rescued abductees. 

The governor said: “I want to use this medium to call on people of the state to continue to support the present administration in its quest to fully secure the state, “

Sokoto State Governor, Ahmed Aliyu

Governor Aliyu also stressed the need for the people of the state to always cooperate with all security operatives especially on credible intelligence gathering to enable them nip banditry and other crimes in the bud in the state. 

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