Troops rescue six kidnap victims in Kaduna, kill bandit in gun duel

The Nigerian Army division 1 says its troops have rescued six kidnap victims in Kaduna state.

Musa Yahaya, acting deputy director of the division’s public relations, said the victims were kidnapped at Hayin Tsando general area of Maraban Jos, in Igabi LGA of the state.

He said acting on credible intelligence, the troops went after the bandits and engaged in a gun duel with the criminals.

Yahaya said one of the bandits was killed while others escaped with injuries.


“The troop acted on credible and timely intelligence on the kidnap of 6 persons at Hayin Tsando general area of Maraban Jos, in Igabi Local Government Area of the state,” Yahaya said.

“The gallant troops quickly mobilized, embarked on a search and rescue operation. The troops made contact with the bandits and criminal elements and a heavy fire fight ensued.

“During the operation, troops successfully rescued six kidnapped victims, captured two AK 47 rifles and neutralized one bandit while others escaped with several degrees of gunshot wounds.


“The General Officer Commanding 1 Division Nigerian Army and Force Commander operation Whirl Punch Maj.- Gen. Valentine Okoro, has commended the troops for their resilience.”

Yahaya also charged the troops to continue the aggressive tempo until all criminal elements in the division’s ‘area of responsibility’ are completely eradicated.

He also appealed to all paramedics to be on lookout for persons with gunshot wounds and report to the army and other sister security services for prompt action.

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