Nigerian Military rescues 23 kidnapped victims, rustled livestock

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Troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI on December 29, 2020, rescued 23 kidnapped victims and arrested bandits’ informant in Katsina State

A statement by , the Coordinator Defence Media Operations Major General John Enenche notes this Follows credible information on bandits’ activities at Wurma Village in Kurfi Local Government Area of Katsina State, troops in conjunction with personnel of the Nigeria Police Force swiftly mobilized to the location.

Troops had contact and engaged the bandits who had kidnapped some locals and rustled some livestock from Kwayawa Village in Safana Local Government Area.

With superior firepower and support by Nigerian Air Force helicopter gunship, the bandits were forced to abandon the kidnapped victims. Consequently, troops rescued 18 women and 5 children as well as recovered 75 rustled livestock

During the encounter, troops also arrested one bandits’ informant named, Mohammed Saleh along with some arms and ammunition. The rescued kidnapped victims have been successfully reunited with their families and the recovered livestock handed over to the owners, while the arrested bandits’ informant have been handed over to appropriate prosecuting agency for further action

Enenche assured that the troops will continue to sustain the tempo in their efforts to safeguard lives and properties in the North West Zone of the Country.

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