Katsina- Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has initiated process of rescuing 20 state indigenes kidnapped and sold to agents of modern day slavery in Burkina Faso.
Daily Independent in Katsina gathered from a source that the governor’s special adviser on drugs, narcotics and trafficking, Alhaji Hamza Brodo has this weekend left for Burkina Faso to negotiate for their release.
Brodo, when contacted said “Yes I will be traveling to Burkina Faso this weekend. But I won’t give you details until I return”.
Further investigation by our correspondent revealed that the victims were allegedly picked in Kankara Local Government area and sold to a woman in Cotonou who in turn sold them to another slave merchant in Burkina Faso.
“I will only get to know if the 20 victims were indigenes of Katsina after meeting them and their captors”, the Special Adviser posited.
It could be recalled that Katsina state had initiated dialogue with the dreaded bandit groups in the state which led to the release of hundreds of kidnap victims in the state.
The state Governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari personally visited the bandits camps inside the Rugu forest and encouraged them to embrace peace.