Troops of the I Division Nigerian Army, have neutralized four insurgents and rescued eleven kidnapped victims in Kaduna State.
This is contained in a statement issue by the Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations I Division Nigerian Army, Lt.Gen. Musa Yahaya.
Yahaya said: “troops of the fighting patrol in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Tuesday made contact with insurgents.
“During the firefight that ensued, troops neutralised four insurgents while others escaped with gunshot wounds.
“The troops recovered three AK 47 rifles, seven AK 47 rifle magazines and two motorcycles”.
Similarly, Yahaya disclosed that troops of the division received a tip off on insurgents movement on Wednesday and they swiftly moved to intercept the insurgents in Kwaga village in Kaduna State.
“The insurgents, who could not withstand the fire power of the troops ran into the forest in disarray abandoning their victims.
“The troops successfully rescued all 11 kidnapped victims”, he said.
He explained that preliminary investigation disclosed that the victims were kidnapped on Tuesday from their village in Masuku in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.
“The victims have been given medical attention by our team and have been reunited with their families”, he added.
Yahaya further disclosed that the General Officer Commanding I Div and Force Commander Operation “WHIRL PUNCH”, Maj-Gen Valentine Okoro has commended the troops for success recorded.
He appealed to the general public to continue to avail troops and other security
agencies with real time intelligence.
Yahaya equally appealed to locals to report persons with gunshot wounds seeking paramedics attention to the troops or other security agencies for prompt action.