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Abuja-Train attack: Niger govt calls for speedy rescue of abducted persons


Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has directed all security agencies to expedite action in rescuing kidnapped persons, saying his administration is leaving no stone unturned in arresting the security situation in the state

The Governor made this known through the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane during a sympathy visit to Gen. Idris Garba whose family members were kidnapped in the Abuja-Kaduna terrorist train attack.

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Idris Garba was the former Governor of Benue and Kano States, and the Chairman, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai Governing Council.

His son Abubakar Idris Garba, his wife, Maryam Bobbo and his four children were abducted from the train during the incident.

The governor lamented the incessant insecurity in the state where several people had been maimed, killed with many others abducted.

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He stated,” we are a responsible government and we shall expedite action in ensuring the safety of all the citizens at all times. We are warning those engaged in the nefarious activities that that government would not condone any act of sabotage or indiscriminate abuse of privilege to jeopardize our fragile security situation in the state”.

On the Abuja -Kaduna train attack by bandits, Bello said the incident marks another sad moment in the fight against terrorism in the country and appealed to the families of Wazirin Lapai and other families whose loved ones were abducted to have confidence in the ability of the government to do all that is needed to be done in rescuing their dear ones.

Responding on behalf of Idirs Garba, a member of the family, Mr. Aliyu Idris Garba told Governor Bello that the painful incident is giving family members sleepless nights while urging the state government to do everything possible to rescue the kidnapped victims.

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He then commended Governor Bello for the visit and concern over the unfortunate incident.

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