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Troops rescue 16 kidnap victims in Kaduna

Troops of 1 Division of the Nigerians Army have rescued 16 kidnap victims in Tantatu Community of Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The victims were rescued after the troops responded to “actionable intelligence” around 10:30pm on March 17.

 Army spokesperson, Maj.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, announced this in a statement on Tuesday, March 19.

He said: “ The troops swiftly tracked the insurgents who had earlier attacked the community in numbers and abducted some of the villagers as hostages. 

“On arriving the scene of the incident, the troops tenaciously pursued the insurgents, engaging them in a ferocious exchange of fire and consequently rescuing 16 kidnapped victims.”

Nwachukwu said the troops were still exploiting the bushes in continuation of the search and rescue operations to extricate other victims and balk the nefarious activities of the insurgents.

Source:The nation