Troops Rescue 13 Kidnapped Victims, Kill One Bandit In Kaduna
The Nigerian Army says it has rescued 13 farmers who were kidnapped while working on their farms in the early hours of Monday, July 8.
According to the army, its officers received distress calls from good Samaritans regarding the abduction of the farmers working on the outskirts of Kuyelo community, in Birnin Gwari Local Area of Kaduna State, and immediately a patrol team from 1 Division Nigerian Army stationed at Super Camp Kuyello, on Exercise HARBIN KUNAMA 111, swiftly pursued the bandits/kidnappers.
The team caught up with the miscreants and rescued all the 13 kidnapped farmers after a serious exchange of fire with the criminals.
During the encounter, one of the bandits was killed, while others escaped with gunshot wounds.
The army statement further reveals that soldiers are currently combing the general area which borders Katsina, Zamfara and Kaduna States.
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The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Major General Faruk Yahaya, has enjoined troops to always be proactive and decisive in dealing with criminals and associated insecurity in their respective areas of responsibilities.
He reiterated the resolve and determination of the Division and indeed the Nigerian Army to combating insurgency, banditry, cattle rustling, kidnapping and other emerging security threats in Nigeria.
The GOC further urged law-abiding citizens to go about their routine lawful activities without fear of molestation.
He also solicited the cooperation of the local communities in the area of giving truthful information that would assist troops and other security agencies in the discharge of their duties of defending them from the bandits/criminals.