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Regional News of Friday, 26 August 2022


Army rescues three kidnapped victims in Kaduna

Personnel of the Nigerian Army have rescued three kidnapped victims in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The operation according to Onyema Nwachukwu, Brigadier-General, Director, Army Public Relations was conducted by a combined team of operatives, headed by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army, Maj Gen Taoreed Lagbaja, accompanied by a team of operational commanders and operatives.

According to him, while on an operational, cum inspection tour in Kaduna State on Thursday, August 25, 2022, the operatives made a concerted effort to rescue the victims from a group of armed kidnappers in Manini village,along Pole Wire-Birnin Gwari road, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna state, Daily Post reports.

According to him, the kidnappers had abducted the victims and were taking off, when they were confronted by the GOC’s team, adding that the hot exchange of fire that followed subdued the kidnappers, compelling them to scamper in disarray with gunshot wounds into nearby forest, abandoning their abductees.

He said two adult males and an elderly woman rescued have been conveyed to Kaduna, where they are currently receiving medical attention.