March 20, 2024

Army rescues 16 kidnap victims in Kaduna


By Kingsley Omonobi

Troops of the Nigerian Army deployed in 1 Division area of responsibility in Kaduna State have successfully rescued 16 abducted victims from violent extremists and terrorists in the Tantatu Community of Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Responding to actionable intelligence, the troops on March 17, 2024, at 10.30 p.m., swiftly tracked the insurgents, who had earlier attacked the community in their numbers and abducted some of the villagers.

A statement by Army Headquarters said: “On arriving at the scene of the incident, the troops tenaciously pursued the insurgents, engaging them in a ferocious exchange of fire and consequently rescuing 16 victims.

“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.

“The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Taoreed Lagbaja has commended the troops for the successful rescue of the kidnap victims. He charged them to remain vigilant as they conduct ongoing counter-insurgency operations to liberate all troubled areas in the country.”