Kidnapped NYSC members, others abducted by bandits in Zamfara regain freedom

Kidnap victims

The two remaining National Youth Service Corps members, Jennifer Awashima Iorliam and Joseph Zakaa as well as four others abducted by kidnappers in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State a week ago, have regained freedom.

KemifilaniNews earlier reported that one of the prospective Corps members, Yeye Terlumun Madidi, on Sunday, escaped from the kidnappers’ den for safety into a police station.

It was gathered that the release of the remaining corps members and other travelers was facilitated by the collaborative efforts of the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, Benue Links management, and the families of victims.

Others who regained their freedom were Sedoo Kondo, an undergraduate of Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, on her way to school, Ruth Sesuur Tsokar, who was visiting a relative in Kebbi and two brothers, Muhammadu Saminu and Safiam Muhammadu who were on their way to Sokoto State, together with the corps members traveling in a Benue Links vehicle, ended up in the kidnappers den.

Messrs Iorliam and Zakaa who had been posted to Kebbi State for the NYSC program were on their way to the orientation camp.

Freedom came their way at about
6pm of Tuesday, 26th October 2021.

However, it was not clear if any ransom was paid for their freedom.

Recall that the bandits had reportedly threatened to kill or marry off one of the kidnapped corps member, Messrs Iorliam, if their demand of N3 million ransom is not met within the shortest possible time.

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