How Army Troops Rescued 16 Kidnap Victims In Kaduna State

Troops of the Nigerian Army deployed in 1 Division area of responsibility in Kaduna State have successfully averted a kidnap attempt by a violent extremist and insurgent group and rescued the abductees in Tantatu Community of Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Army Public Relations Director, Maj. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, made this known in a statement on Monday night.

Nwachukwu explained that troops, responding to actionable intelligence on 17 March 2024 at about 10:30pm, swiftly tracked the insurgents who had earlier attacked the community in numbers and abducted some of the villagers as hostages.

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On arriving the scene of the incident, the troops tenaciously pursued the insurgents, engaging them in a ferocious exchange of fire and consequently rescuing 16 kidnapped victims.

According to Nwachukwu, the troops are still exploiting the bushes in continuation of the search and rescue operations to extricate other victims and balk the nefarious activities of the insurgents.

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