20 kidnapped caregivers of Islamic group regain freedom

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Twenty caregivers of an Islamic group, Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa’ikamatis Sunnah, JIBWIS, kidnapped on December 23 have been released.

The muslim group which made this known said they were released on Saturday at about 2 a.m. at Dauran town in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara State.

According to the National Chairman of the ‘Ulama’ Council of JIBWIS, Sani Jingir, who spoke with journalists at a press conference in Jos on Sunday, the victims were released unhurt and without any ransom paid.

His words:  “The 20 caregivers we informed you last week of their abduction have been released by their abductors. They were released at about 2 a.m. of yesterday ( Saturday).

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“They were released in Dauran town in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State without ransom, and are in healthy condition.”

The just released victims 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.

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