Troops foil kidnap attempts, neutralise terrorists in Kaduna, Borno

The Nigerian Army said its troops, in their commitment, responded to a distress calls following bandits’ attack in Agunu Dutse Village in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State

It said during a search and rescue operation, the troops rescued six hostages unhurt, including two women and four children.

In a statement on its Facebook page, the Nigerian Army noted that the rescued victims, have been reunited with their families.

“Troops on fighting patrol were alerted to the presence of terrorists lurking in Amale village in Kaduna North Local Government Area. The troops, in collaboration with local vigilantes, engaged the terrorists, compelling them to abandon their firearms.

“Troops recovered one AK-47 rifle, a home-made gun, and a machete.

“Similarly, troops of the Nigerian Army deployed for Counter-terrorism operations in the North East and North West on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 in a display of valour successfully foiled multiple kidnap attempts, neutralizing the terrorists’ threats and reuniting victims with their families.

“In Borno State, the troops in a rapid response to actionable intelligence had an encounter with ISWAP fighters in Kulukawiya Village, located in the Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno State.” It said

According to the statement, the encounter resulted in the elimination of a terrorist and the seizure of a loaded AK-47 rifle, even as troops rescued a child who had been abducted by the fleeing terrorists, saying that the lad has been reunited with his father, Alhaji Musa.

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