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Troops rescue six victims in Kaduna

Six kidnap victims have been rescued by troops of the Nigerian Army during clearance patrols conducted around the Kangon Kadi general area in Chikun LGA.

The troops, under the Operation Forest Sanity, who had embarked on a clearance operation from Damba to Kangon Kadi, fired on identified bandit locations around the Kangon Kadi forest, Labi and the Udawa river.

“Bandits fled from the Kangon Kadi area under the superior firepower of the troops, leaving behind six kidnapped victims at their camp,” a statement shared by Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna State read in part.

“The victims were rescued by the troops, and are identified as follows: Iliya Gide, Rabi Ali, Hussaina Gide, Naomi Nuhu and her baby and Pamela Barage.”

El-rufai noted the report with gratitude and commended the troops for sustaining valiant efforts across several fronts.

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