Troops of the Nigerian Army have rescued six kidnapped victims in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, September 12, said the victims were rescued during clearance patrols conducted around the Kangon Kadi general area.
According to him, 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.
The bandits fled from the Kangon Kadi area under the superior firepower of the troops, leaving behind six kidnapped victims at their camp.
The victims were rescued by the troops, and are identified as Iliya Gide, Rabi Ali, Hussaina Gide, Pamela Barage, Naomi Nuhu and her baby.
The Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufa’i, commended the troops for sustaining valiant efforts across several fronts.