Soldiers engage terrorists, free 30 captives, recover motorbikes in Kaduna
Troops of 1 Mechanised Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna have engaged terrorists along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway, rescuing over 30 kidnapped victims in the process.
The soldiers, according to Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Lt.- Col. Musa Yahaya, in a statement yesterday, engaged the hoodlums, who were abducting commuters on the road.
He said: “The troops on Thursday, February 2, 2023, had a meeting engagement with armed bandits, kidnapping commuters at Manini village along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road.
“The troops, who where escorting the Chief of Defence Training and Operations, Maj.-Gen. SE Udonwa, who was on operational visits to Operation Whirl Punch Headquarters in Birnin Gwari, engaged the bandits and overpowered them, forcing the criminal element to withdraw in disarray.”
Yahaya continued: “The gallant troops rescued 30 kidnapped victims, recovered two motorcycles and immediately cleared the highway for free flow of vehicular traffic. The rescued victims were escorted to Udawa and Birnin Gwari to continue their journey.
“Meanwhile, the Chief of Defence Training and Operations, Maj Gen SE Udonwa, has commended the troops for their professionalism and resilience.”