Troops dislodge bandits camp, rescue six hostages and child in Kaduna

Six captives and a toddler were freed by Operation Forest Sanity personnel in the Kaduna State settlements of Kuriga and Manini.

Early on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, there was a raid and rescue operations in the localities that resulted in the recovery of the victims.

In a statement released on Wednesday, August 17, the state’s commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said that following a breakthrough last weekend, security personnel have kept up clearance operations in known terrorist and bandit strongholds around the state.

“Troops made contact and engaged bandits at the suspected enclave. After clearing the camp, the troops rescued six kidnapped citizens who were held at the location,” the statement read. 

“The rescued persons are: Sahura Hamisu, Ramlatu Umar, Saudatu Ibrahim, Maryam Shittu, Fatima Shuaibu, Khadijah Mohammed (along with her infant child),” 

The Commisioner said the rescued persons have been safely reunited with their families.

“The Kaduna State Government has noted the report, and especially the rescue of six kidnapped citizens, with gratitude

“The Government warmly commended the troops, police personnel, intelligence operatives, vigilante members and other security forces, for another successful round of operations,” 

“The Kaduna State Government conveys its deep appreciation to the Chief of Defence Staff, the Chief of Army Staff, the Chief of Air Staff, the General Officer Commanding, 1 Division Nigerian Army, and the Director General, Department of State Services, for the ongoing wave of onslaughts against criminal enclaves

“Security forces will continue operations in the general area and other locations of interest across the state. Further updates will be reported accordingly.” 

 Troops dislodge bandits camp, rescue six hostages and child in Kaduna
 Troops dislodge bandits camp, rescue six hostages and child in Kaduna

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