The Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’a Wa’ikamatis Sunnah has said 20 caregivers who were kidnapped on December 23 in Jibya Local Government Area of Katsina State have regained their freedom,
The body said the victims were released at about 2 a.m., on Saturday in Dauran town in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
The National Chairman ‘Ulama’ Council of the group , Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir, hinted the release of the abductees to journalists on Sunday, at a news conference held at the headquarters of the group in Jos, the Plateau state capital.
He noted that the victims were released unhurt and without any ransom paid.
Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir, who expressed sadness over the caregiver’s abduction said that it was disheartening that people who gave their lives to humanity would be abducted for selfish reasons, appreciating the effort of security, sympathisers and all other stakeholders who have assisted in the release of the victims.
He appealed to the federal and state governments to intensify efforts to bring an end to the activities of kidnappers in the country, urging those engaged in such acts to seek other means of livelihood.
On December 31, Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’a Wa’ikamatis Sunnah announced the abduction of its caregivers on their way back to their destination in Zamfara State after attending a first aid camp in Dutse, the capital of Jigawa State.