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Three arrested as troops raid ‘kidnappers’ hideouts’ in Taraba

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Troops of the Nigerian Army in Taraba have arrested three suspected kidnappers during a raid on their hideouts in Takum LGA of the state.

In a statement on Thursday, the army said the raid was conducted by troops of 6 brigade in Taraba.

The army said the troops carried out the operation and rescued one hostage after receiving credible intelligence on the activities of some suspected kidnappers.

The army said the suspects had abducted one Hussaini Adamu from Adamu village and demanded a ransom of N2 million.

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“In a swift and successful operation, the troops of 6 Brigade Nigerian army have demolished a kidnappers’ den, rescued a victim, and apprehended three suspected kidnappers in Taraba state,” the statement reads.

“The operation, which took place in Kofa Adamu village of Takum local government area, resulted in the safe release of a victim held captive by the criminals.

“The troops from the 93 Battalion/Sub-Sect 3A OPWS swiftly moved in and cordoned off the area and eventually rescued the victim. Furthermore, three suspected kidnappers involved in the abduction were arrested during the operation.

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“The rescued victim is currently receiving medical attention at a secured facility, while the apprehended suspects are in military custody undergoing interrogation.

“This successful operation highlights the commitment of the 6 Brigade Nigerian army to combating crime and ensuring the safety of the people of Taraba state.”

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