Suspected bandits on Saturday released another batch of 30 persons to Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State.
Naija News understands that the victims were from Kankara Local Government Area of the state while 18 were from Shimfida in Jibiya LGA.
The LGs of the remaining four victims were not disclosed.
One of the repentant bandits who returned the abducted persons (name withheld), explained that the victims were held at Damsadau forest in Zamfara State.
He said their abductor was from Zurmi in the neighbouring Zamfara State and was picking his victims from Katsina state.
Speaking while receiving the victims, Governor Masari promised to continue to persuade the suspected bandits to release more of the kidnapped victims until there was none in their custody.
The governor directed that the victims be taken to hospitals for a medical check-up before they are reunited with their families.
The freed victims were handed over to the transition committee chairmen of Kankara and Jibiya LGs for medical check-up and eventual reunification with their families.