By Ibrahim HassanWuyo

The Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna state, Mr. SAMUEL ARUWAN has said that troops have rescued staff and family members who were kidnapped by gunmen in the Kaduna Airport staff quarters, recently.

He said at a press conference on Wednesday evening, that Governor El-Rufa’i was elated with the development.

According to him, “this briefing has been called to provide an update on emerging developments following the kidnapping of 10 citizens from the Kaduna Airport Staff Quarters, Ifira, Igabi local government area.”

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“The Kaduna State Government can confirm that troops of the Nigerian Army have today, Wednesday 17th March, 2021, rescued the 10 victims who were kidnapped from the Kaduna Airport Staff Quarters, Ifira, Igabi local government area”.

“The victims rescued are listed as:

Mr. Ilori Sunday

Mrs. Celestina Sunday

Miss Beauty Oshaibie Sunday

Miss Miracle Sunday

Miss Marvelous Sunday

Miss Destiny Sunday

Mr. Samuel Sunday

Miss Deborah Sunday

Hajiya Badiyatu Abdullahi Gambo and

Bilkisu Gambo.”

“It would be recalled that armed bandits breached the fence of the Kaduna Airport Staff Quarters in the early hours of Saturday 6th March 2021, and kidnapped these 10 persons from two houses located near the fence.”

“Precise details of the rescue location cannot be provided at this time due to operational expediency”.

“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has received the report of the rescue with elation, and has extended hearty congratulations to the troops for the successful rescue. He has also met with the rescued citizens to encourage them, and assure them of the unwavering commitment of the Kaduna State Government. He wished them well as they re-united with their families and loved ones.”

“Further updates will be provided on this and other developments as they emerge.”

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