July 20, 2024

July 20, 2024

Troops Rescue 16 Tantatu Kidnap Victims In Kaduna

Nigerian Army troops deployed in 1 Division area of responsibility in Kaduna State have successfully averted a kidnap attempt by a violent extremist and insurgent group and rescued the abductees in the Tantatu community of Kajuru Local Government Area.

 

Director of Army Public Relations, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Monday, March 18, 2024.

 

“Responding to actionable intelligence, the troops on 17 March 2024 at about 10:30pm swiftly tracked the insurgents who had earlier attacked the community in numbers and abducted some of the villagers as hostages,” the statement read.

 

“On arriving the scene of the incident, the troops tenaciously pursued the insurgents, engaging them in a ferocious exchange of fire and consequently rescuing 16 kidnapped victims.

 

“The troops are still exploiting the bushes in continuation of the search and rescue operations to extricate other victims and baulked the nefarious activities of the insurgents.

 

“The Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Taoreed Abiodun Lagbaja commended the troops for the successful rescue of the kidnap victims and charged them to remain vigilant as they conduct ongoing counter-insurgency operations to liberate all troubled areas in the country.”

 

Nigerian Army troops rescue 16 kidnap victims in Kaduna
Nigerian Army troops rescue 16 kidnap victims in Kaduna
Nigerian Army troops rescue 16 kidnap victims in Kaduna
Nigerian Army troops rescue 16 kidnap victims in Kaduna

 

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