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21 kidnapped Katsina children released – Police

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By Bashir Aliyu

Katsina State Police Command has confirmed the release of the 21 children abducted by bandits on Sunday while working on a farm in Mairuwa community, Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

SP Gambo Isah, the spokesman for Katsina State Police Command, disclosed this in a brief statement on Saturday night.

According to him, the victims comprising 17 girls and four boys have since been reunited with their respective families as investigations continue.

“It is with great joy that I announce the release of all the 21 abducted workers that were kidnapped while working in a farmland at Kamfanin Mai Lafiya village, Faskari LGA of Katsina state. They have been reunited with their families. Investigation is ongoing please,” the statement said.

Earlier on Friday, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in a statement signed by its country’s representative, Ms Cristian Munduate, had challenged the federal government to ensure the release of the children without delay.

The children were abducted on Sunday by bandits who alleged that the community had failed to pay protection fees before embarking on harvesting their farm produce.

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