20 caregivers of Islamic group kidnapped

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Ibrahim Idris

Twenty care giver of an Islamic group, Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa’ikamatis Sunnah, JIBWIS, have been kidnapped.

They were kidnapped on December 23 in Jibiya Local Government Area of Katsina State when returning to their destination in Sokoto State after attending a first aid camp in Dutse in Jigawa State.

The National Chairman of the ‘Ulama’ Council of the group, Sani Jingir, made this known on Sunday while addressing journalists at a press conference held in Jos.

His words:  “Our members of the First Aid Group from Sokoto State on their way home were kidnapped after they have left Jibya in Katsina State before they entered Zamfara State.

“The kidnappers peacefully stopped them, took them out of their bus, before moving them into the bush. Their bus was abandoned and we were able to retrieve it…

“As at the time of this conference, nobody has contacted us. It is very unfortunate.

“I urge the kidnappers to fear Allah, they should know that the hostages were only first aiders, nobody is paying them salary, they only render help to people.”

He added that President Muhammadu Buhari had already contacted him to express sympathy over the development.