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Troops Rescue Two Kidnapped Victims In Kaduna

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Troops of Operation Safe Haven reportedly rescued two victims who were abducted by bandits along Gidan Waya-Godogodo-Jagindi Road in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, said after being briefed at the Headquarters of Sector 7, Operation Safe Haven, Kafanchan, by the Sector Commander, Col. DC Nwakonobi.

The Commissioner was on a routine visit to military formations across the Southern Kaduna general area on Monday.

According to him, four passengers were abducted from a vehicle plying the route. On receiving a distress call, a patrol team from OPSH pursued the bandits and rescued the two victims. Efforts to apprehend the bandits and rescue the other victims are ongoing.

He also said that the troops rescued three herders after they had been attacked at a location in the same LGA.

He added that the herders – Suleiman Mohammad, Hassan Adamu, and Ya’u Mokariyo, along with their 86 cows were escorted to safety by the troops.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner said troops also arrested a notorious armed robber, Umar Yusuf, following an attack on private apartments which housed students of the College of Education, Gidan Waya.

The Commissioner, on behalf of Governor Nasir El-Rufai, condoled with the officers and men of Sector 7 over the death of Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and thanked the troops for their alertness and responsiveness in rescuing the abducted victims and the herders.

He also commended them for sustaining all efforts to ensure security and peace in the Southern Kaduna general area.

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