The Nigerian Army says its operatives have rescued three kidnapped victims in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State
Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director, Army Public Relations, in a statement on Friday, said the success was recorded by a combined team of operatives, headed by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army, Maj Gen Taoreed Lagbaja, accompanied by a team of operational commanders and operatives.
He stated that while on an operational and inspection tour in Kaduna State on Thursday, August 25, 2022, the operatives made a concerted effort to rescue the victims from a group of armed kidnappers in Manini village,along Pole Wire-Birnin Gwari road, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
According to him, the kidnappers had abducted the victims and were taking off when they were confronted by the GOC’s team, adding that the hot exchange of fire that followed subdued the kidnappers, compelling them to scamper in disarray with gunshot wounds into nearby forest, abandoning their abductees.
Nwachukwu added that two adult males and an elderly woman rescued have been conveyed to Kaduna, where they are currently receiving medical attention.