Troops Rescue Kidnapped Passengers, Quell Deadly Attack In Kogi, Nasarawa

Troops of the Nigerian Army have successfully rescued 10 kidnapped passengers travelling from Calabar to Abuja.

Director, Army Public Relations, Maj. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, who disclosed this in a statement today, said the passengers, who were onboard a Peace Mass Transit Bus, were rescued at Ogugu community, along Enugu-Kogi Road in Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State, on Monday, 26 February 2024.

TheFact Daily reports that troops, in response to a distress call, swiftly mobilized to the scene of the kidnap incident, where the kidnappers had demobilized a Peace Mass Transit bus, abducted the passengers, and moved them into the nearby Ette forest.

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The troops diligently tracked and engaged the armed gang in a fire fight compelling them to relinquish their hostages. The swift and decisive action of the troops led to the successful rescue of the passengers.

In a separate operation, troops conducted a clearance operation to IPOB/ESN enclaves in Egbuoma/Osiam in Oguta Local Government Area of Anambra State, during which troops had contact with fighters of the irredentists group, resulting in the neutralization of one terrorist. The troops also recovered one Mercedes Benz 350 4matic from their camp.


Furthermore, troops of the Nigerian Army on Monday 26 February 2024 quelled an attack on Katakpa village in Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State following a distress call.

It was gathered that an armed group identified as the Bassa militia group had invaded the village, sadly annihilating the Sarkin Katakpa.

Acting on a distress call, troops embarked on a fighting patrol to the community and successfully repelled the attack.

During the exploitation, troops recovered two AK 47 Rifles, two AK 47 Magazines, two G3 Rifles, two G3 Rifle Magazines, 41 Cartridges of 39mm ball special ammunition, and 45 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.

“Troops have since dominated the general area and continued further exploits to nab the assailants”, Nwachukwu said.

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