Fri. Apr 19th, 2024

Ngozi James

Nigerian Troops have foiled an attack by bandits in Ungwan Garama, located in the Maraban Rido general area of Chikun LGA and rescued seven kidnap victims, the Kaduna state government said on Monday.

According to a statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, a distress call was received from the area and security forces swiftly responded, mobilizing to the location and engaging the bandits.

“After an intense exchange, the superior firepower of the troops forced the criminals to flee in disarray.

The security forces exploited the withdrawal route of the bandits, and were thus able to rescue seven persons who had been kidnapped,” the statement read.

All of the rescued have been reunited with their families, the statement added.

Receiving the report, Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i commended the security forces for their spirited efforts and speed of response. He congratulated them on the safe rescue of the seven citizens.

The Governor conveyed his warm regards and best wishes to the rescued persons.

Security forces have sustained patrols in the general area.

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