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Soldiers capture three bandits, rescue kidnapped victims in Kaduna

Soldiers capture three bandits, rescue kidnapped victims in Kaduna

Troops, under the auspices of Operation Thunder Strike, have captured three bandits and rescued two women kidnapped in Gwagwada District in Chikun Council of Kaduna State.

Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement, said the women were suddenly abducted as they made their way to their farm.

He said upon receiving information about the incident, troops on patrol tracked down the criminals and engaged them in a fight, forcing them to abandon their captives and run.

Aruwan added: “After securing the women, the troops pursued the bandits, destroying many bandit camps along the way. The bandits were eventually trapped in Gajina settlement also in Chikun LGA.

“Three of the kidnappers were apprehended and are now in custody, while the rescued women have returned to their homes.”

Aruwan however noted that vigorous patrols will continue in the general areas of the state.

This, he said, was because troops of Operation Thunder Strike and the newly inducted troops of the Nigerian Army Women Corps have continued aggressive patrols along the Kaduna-Abuja highway. The Patrol was hitch-free, with no incidents recorded as of yesterday, Friday.

The Commissioner also noted Police personnel, in a separate incident, rescued two persons abducted at Kurmin Idon axis of Kaduna-Kachia Road in Kajuru local government area.

“The police gave the bandits a hot chase and rescued the two victims, while one other victim was able to escape on his own.

“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed his satisfaction with the reports and commended the troops and personnel for their pro-active efforts in rescuing the victims and arresting the three bandits. He tasked them to ensure detailed investigations, and prosecution of the arrested culprits,” Aruwan said.

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