Troops rescue victims from bandits, recover 90 cows

Troops have rescued nine victims from kidnappers, while recovering 99 cows and four motorcycles following raids on their camp in Kaso, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state. 

Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, said in a statement on Monday that the engagement against the bandits on the Tantatu high ground forced the bandits to flee their camp and run into the forest. 

According to Aruwan, “troops of Operation Forest Sanity rescued nine kidnapped persons during fighting patrols to suspected bandit hideouts in Kaso, Chikun LGA. The troops engaged bandits on the Tantatu high ground, as the bandits abandoned their camp fled further into the forest.  

“The troops searched the camp and rescued nine kidnapped persons, identified as: Salama Oliver, Husseini Odu, Danjuma Jakanwa, Ezekiel Garba, Obadiah Moses, Taiwo Isaac, Buky Isaac, Ado Adamu and Maigari Shekarau. 

“Initial debriefing of the rescued victims revealed that they had all been kidnapped around the Gurara Dam area.  

“The troops also recovered 90 cattle left behind by the fleeing bandits. The animals will be handed over to the Kaduna State Livestock Regulatory Authority for proper identification. 

“Further clearance patrols to Bawa Rikasa Hill led to the recovery of four motorcycles belonging to the bandits. 

“The nine rescued persons will undergo further debriefing and examination before being reunited with their families. Fighting patrols will continue in the general area.” 

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