Troops of Operation Forest Sanity have rescued six kidnapped victims following a raid on the enclave of bandits in Kuriga and Manini communities of Chikun local government area, Kaduna State.
The troops made contact and engaged the bandits at the suspected enclave where they discovered the kidnapped citizens who were held at the location.
The rescued persons included Sahura Hamisu, Ramlatu Umar, Saudatu Ibrahim, Maryam Shittu, Fatima Shuaibu, Khadijah Mohammed (along with her infant child).
A statement shared by an aide to the Kaduna State Governor, Samuel Aruwan, revealed that “the rescued persons have been safely reunited with their families.”
“The Kaduna State Government has noted the report, and especially the rescue of six kidnapped citizens, with gratitude. The Government warmly commended the troops, police personnel, intelligence operatives, vigilante members and other security forces, for another successful round of operations.
“The Kaduna State Government conveys its deep appreciation to the Chief of Defence Staff, the Chief of Army Staff, the Chief of Air Staff, the General Officer Commanding, 1 Division Nigerian Army, and the Director General, Department of State Services, for the ongoing wave of onslaughts against criminal enclaves.
“Security forces will continue operations in the general area and other locations of interest across the state. Further updates will be reported accordingly,” the statement concluded.