Army Rescues 8 Hostages In Kaduna

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File photo: GOC 1 Div Nigerian Army, Major General Mohammed Mohammed fielding questions from newsmen.

By:  AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna

Troops of the Nigerian Army deployed in operation Idon Raini have rescued eight  hostages kidnapped along Maganda-Sofo-Birnin Gwari road in Kaduna State.

The troops who were on clearance patrol along Maganda-Funtua road, said the hostages rescued include, three men, two women and three children.

A statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu on Tuesday said the troops also recovered some items from the bandits including, ýone red Golf car, a trailer and ýtwo boxes of clothes belonging to one of the passengers.

The statement explained that the Nigerian Army troops on patrol to Nachibi village recovered a motorcycle abandoned by a bandit when he sighted the troops approaching.

In another operation, the troops encountered bandits at Maidaro village where they were rustling cows. Three members of the vigilante sustained gunshot wounds, while one person was killed in action during the encounter.

Brigadier General Texas Chukwu called on the public to report any suspicious movements to law enforcement agents while being security conscious.

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