Troops Reunite 10 Rescued Abductees with their Families, Neutralise 3 Bandits in Kaduna


The 10 abducted victims rescued from Birnin Yero kidnapped incidence in Danbaba village of Igabi Local Government, have been given medical attention and reunited with their families, says Nigerian Army.

Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations 1 Division Nigerian Army, Lieutenant Colonel Musa Yahaya on Saturday in a press statement said on 10 August 2023, troops of Division Nigerian Army acting on credible intelligence laid ambush at Birnin Yero, on sighting the troops, bandit took to their heels and abandoned all 10 kidnapped victims. 

Lt Col Yahaya also revealed on 11 August 2023, troops exploited Kabode general area of Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State and made contact with marauding bandits and engaged them in a fire fight. 

He said, Troops neutralized 3 bandits and captured one AK 47 rifle loaded with 28 rounds of 7.62 mm, one camo jungle hats, three mobile phones, one head warner, one MP3 player, charms and the sum of one thousand, three hundred and five naira only.

The General Officer Commanding 1 Division Nigerian Army and Force Commander Operation Whirl Punch Maj Gen BA Alabi has again commended the troops and pleaded with the communities to continue to avail the Nigerian Army and other security agencies with timely and credible intelligence.

According to Lt Col Yahaya, Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army have continued its aggressive clearance operation against all criminal elements in the Division's Area of Responsibility which has again yielded positive results as the gallant troops made contact with marauding bandits and criminal elements in Kabode village of Chikun Local Government Area and Birnin Yero village of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

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