Crime

Troops dislodge bandits’ camp, rescue six hostages in Kaduna

By Esther Akaa

Troops of Operation Forest Sanity in Kaduna State have dislodged  bandits’ camp and rescued six kidnapped victims in Kuriga and Manini communities in Chikun Local Government Area of the  state.

A statement issued  on Wednesday by the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs of the state, Samuel Aruwan said the operation was  carried out, following the weekend breakthrough by security agents in the state.

According to him, those rescued were: Sahura Hamisu, Ramlatu Umar, Saudatu Ibrahim, Maryam Shittu, Fatima Shuaibu and Khadijah Mohammed along with her infant child.

The commissioner noted that the rescued persons have safely been reunited with their families.

He said the state government has expressed gratitude to the troops, especially for rescuing the kidnapped victims, who are citizens of the state.

“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,” he said.

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