- Kidnappers have released two officers of the Nigeria Customs Service kidnapped in Katsina state
- The NCS officers were released unconditionally on Sunday, January 12 in Katsina state
- According to the Army, the kidnappers were testing the might of the Nigerian Military by carrying out the kidnap
Two personnel of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) who were abducted by some kidnappers in Katsina have been released by their abductors.
Daily Trust reports that the personnel regained their freedom after four days in captivity.
A statement issued on Sunday, January 12, by the Nigerian Army's spokesperson for the 17th brigade based in Kaduna, Captain Kayode Owolabi, said investigations show that the bandits were testing the might of the Nigerian Military by carrying out the kidnap.
Owolabi said the leaders of the armed bandits have sent messages through emissaries to the Acting General Officer Commanding, 8 Division Nigerian Army who oversees operations in Katsina and Zamfara states.
He said the bandits had indicated readiness to embrace the peace without any conditions attached.
"The military will continue to remain resolute to ensure complete disarming of bandits before considering the peace deal as earlier announced by the various governments in the north west," Owolabi said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that four officials of the NCS were abducted Jibia local government area of Katsina state, a border town between Nigeria and the Republic of Niger.
A witness said the officers were abducted at the Dan-Bedi Customs checkpoint on the Jibia-Batsari highway and taken away to an unknown destination.
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