Gov Matawalle Secures Unconditional Release Of 11 Kidnap Victims

Gov Matawalle Secures Unconditional Release Of 11 Kidnap Victims

A total of 11 kidnap victims were on Saturday night rescued from their abductors by officials of the Zamfara government, a statement issued by Jamilu Iliyasu, the Press Secretary to Gov. Bello Matawalle, has said.

Iliyasu said the unconditional release of the victims, who hail from Bukkuyum local government area of the state, followed the ‘carrot and stick’ approach initiated by Matawalle.

‘Carrot and stick’ is a metaphor for the use of a combination of reward and punishment to induce a desired behavior.

Iliyasu explained that government officials started negotiations with the bandits immediately they received distress calls that the victims had been abducted.

While presenting the kidnap victims to the governor, the state Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, Alhaji Abubakar Dauran, reiterated that many of the bandits are now repenting from their criminal ways and accepting the peace and reconciliation accord introduced by the governor.

Dauran assured that his ministry will continue to partner with security agents to bring lasting peace to the state.

He said the victims will undergo medical checks at the state government’s facility after which they will be reunited with their loved ones.



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