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Troops rescued six hostages from bandits in Kaduna: Official

The bandits were said to have fled from the “superior firepower of the troops, leaving behind six kidnapped victims at their camp.”

• September 12, 2022
Samuel Aruwan
Samuel Aruwan [Photo credit: Twitter]

Troops of the Nigerian Army rescued six kidnapped victims during clearance patrols around the Kangon Kadi general area in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the development in a statement on Monday in Kaduna.

“According to operational feedback, the troops, under Operation Forest Sanity, embarked on a clearance operation from Damba to Kangon Kadi and fired on identified bandit locations around the Kangon Kadi forest, Labi and the Udawa river.

“Bandits fled from the Kangon Kadi area under the superior firepower of the troops, leaving behind six kidnapped victims at their camp. The victims were rescued by the troops,” Mr Aruwan said. 

The commissioner said Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted the report with gratitude and commended the troops for sustaining valiant efforts across several fronts.

“Citizens will be updated on further developments,” Mr Aruwan added.

(NAN)

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