Troops rescue kidnap victims from bandits

Troops rescue kidnap victims from bandits

- Nigerian troops battling bandits have rescued three kidnapped victims in Kaduna state

- The soldiers who carried out the rescue operation were attached to operation thunderstrike

- The troops have been commended by the military high command for their dedication

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Nigerian troops have rescued three people who were kidnapped by armed bandits from their farm in Gwazunu village, Chikun in the local government area of Kaduna state.

The soldiers attached to operation thunder strike, a subsidiary of operation accord, rescued the kidnapped victims after engaging the bandits in a gunfight.

Troops battle bandits, rescue kidnap victims in Kaduna
The three kidnap victims were successfully rescued from bandits. Photo Credit: Defence HQ Nigeria
Source: UGC

The defence spokesperson, Major General John Enenche, in a statement on Friday, July 10, disclosed that the three kidnap victims were successfully rescued unhurt and have been reunited with their families.

Enenche sent congratulatory messages from the military high command to the gallant troops for their dedication and unwavering commitment.

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He urged them to remain committed and sustain the fight against the criminals.

In another report, a Nigerian Army officer, Captain GSM Abubakar, with identification number N/13600 was on Sunday, July 5, attacked and killed by some gunmen along the Okene-Lokoja road.

The Nation reports that late Abubakar was on his way to the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, in Jaji, Kaduna from Lagos with his wife and mother when he was shot dead by bandits.

After confirming that the officer was dead the culprits, who are now in hiding, abducted his wife and mother. Other officers travelling alongside Abubakar narrowly escaped the attack by maneuvering their way and speeding away from the scene.

The remains of the officer which were first moved to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Lokoja has been claimed by his family members.

Meanwhile, in what many Nigerians will see as a laudable development, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen TY Buratai has revealed that the Nigerian Army has embarked on the reorganisation of military operations.

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According to the military boss, this is part of efforts to combat banditry and ensuring lasting peace and security in Katsina state and the northwest as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Buratai disclosed this when he was at the Forward Operating Base (FOB) Daura in Katsina state, PR News reported.

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