The troops who came under further attack in the thick forest, successfully evacuated the hostages to a military facility where they are receiving medical attention before being reunited with their families.
Troops of Operation Forest Sanity have reportedly neutralised several bandits and dislodged their camps in clearance operations in Chikun and Igabi councils of Kaduna State.
Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan said in a statement yesterday that the troops rescued 10 hostages in chains during the operation.
“The operation extended to Dakwala and Kunai hills in the same LGA, where more hideouts were cleared, though no contact was made with bandits.
“Another camp was similarly dislodged at a location known as ‘Daban Lawal Kwalba’ in Igabi LGA, after the troops overpowered heavily armed bandits guarding hostages.
“The troops after clearing out the bandits stormed the hideouts and rescued ten kidnapped persons who were chained and bound with ropes. The images attached depict the dire situation in which the hostages were found.
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“The troops untied the hostages, who were identified as follows:
- Surajo Aliyu
- Ayuba Yakubu
- Ibrahim Abdulrasheed
- Aliyu Mohammed
- Magaji Tasiu
- Nasiru Ahmed
- Mohammadu lbrahim
- Ayuba Abdulsalam
- Kelvin Musa
- Paul Patrick
“The troops who came under further attack in the thick forest, successfully evacuated the hostages to a military facility where they are receiving medical attention before being reunited with their families.
“Furthermore, a camp was cleared at Rafin Gwaska, Igabi LGA, where the following items were recovered, among other effects: Three locally made rifles, One AK-47 magazine, One AK-47 top cover, four Bafoeng radio chargers, Eleven mobile phones, three music boxes, two sets of military uniforms, one frag jacket and Spanners, knives and chains.”