Troops foil kidnap attempt, rescue 16 abductees in Kajuru, Kaduna state

Troops of the Nigerian Army, have foiled a kidnap attempt by a violent extremist and insurgent group in Tantatu community, Kajuru Local Government Area, LGA, of Kaduna State.

Director of Army Public Relations, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement on Tuesday said, the troops deployed in 1 Division area of responsibility in Kaduna State also rescued 16 abductees in Tantatu Community.

“The troops were responding to intelligence on Sunday night when they tracked the insurgents who had abducted some persons in the village.

“On arriving at 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,” he explained.

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“The troops are still exploiting the bushes in continuation of the search and rescue operations to extricate other victims and balk the nefarious activities of the insurgents,” he said.

Following the rescue, Nwachukwu added that the Chief of Army Staff Lt General Taoreed Lagbaja lauded the troops for the successful outing and charged them to remain vigilant in the conduct of ongoing counter-insurgency operations to liberate all troubled areas in the country.

Credible News reports that terrorism attack took another turn on Sunday after bandits abducted 87 in a fresh attack at Kajuru-Station community, Kajuru LGA.

This brings Kaduna state to one of the states worst hit by rate of insurgency.


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