July 23, 2024

July 23, 2024

Troops Repel Kidnap Attempt In Benue, Rescue Two Victims

Troops of Nigerian Army deployed for Counter- terrorism operations in the North Central in conjunction with Volunteer Guards, have successfully repelled a kidnap attempt and rescued two kidnap victims in Benue State.
The Army in a statement on Monday, May 6, 2024, said troops also recovered firearms during the operation.
“Responding to a distress call from the enclave of the suspected kidnap gang in Tsede Village, along Road Tor Donga Takum in Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue State, troops quickly mobilized to the location where they engaged the kidnappers in a shootout, forcing them to retreat in disarray, abandoning their captives,” the statement read.
“The rescued victims, identified as Chief Sano Kursi and Augustine Sada, were unharmed and have since been reunited with their families.
“The troops also recovered one FN rifle, One FN rifle magazine, 17 AK-47 rifle magazines, 10 rounds of 7.62 mm (Special) ammunition, 58 rounds of 7.62 mm (NATO) ammunition and 3 ATM cards.”
“This successful operation demonstrates Nigerian Army’s commitment to protecting lives and property in the region and also highlights the importance of collaboration between security forces and local communities in combating crime.”

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