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Troops rescue six hostages in Kaduna; Outgun bandits


By Mohammed Tijjani

Kaduna, Sept. 12, 2022

Troops of the Nigerian Army have rescued six kidnap victims during clearance patrols conducted around the Kangon Kadi general area in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan confirmed the development in a statement issued on Monday in Kaduna.

Aruwan said, “According to operational feedback, the troops, under the Operation Forest Sanity, embarked on a clearance operation from Damba to Kangon Kadi, and fired on identified bandit locations around the Kangon Kadi forest, Labi and the Udawa river.

“Bandits fled from the Kangon Kadi area under the superior firepower of the troops, leaving behind six kidnap victims at their camp.

“The victims were rescued by the troops.”

The Commissioner said, Gov. Nasir El-Rufa’i, noted the report with gratitude and commended the troops for sustaining valiant efforts across several fronts.

“Citizens will be updated on further developments,” Aruwan added.

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