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Troops raid bandits’ den, rescue 3 victims, recover arm

Troops of Operation Forest Sanity have rescued three victims during a raid on a bandits’ hideout around Kuriga-Manini-Udawa general area, along the Chikun-Birnin Gwari boundary…

Troops of Operation Forest Sanity have rescued three victims during a raid on a bandits’ hideout around Kuriga-Manini-Udawa general area, along the Chikun-Birnin Gwari boundary of Kaduna State.

Commissioner for Internal Security and Homes Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement issued on Wednesday, said the troops acting on credible intelligence carried out search-and-rescue operations at the hideout located around Ungwan Malam Ali.

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“On raiding the camp, the troops rescued three kidnapped persons, identified as Luka Ibrahim, Yusuf Jibril and Saminu Abdullahi.

“The troops recovered one AK47 rifle, 18 rounds of ammunition, and 11 pump action cartridges,” he said.

Aruwan said the victims had been returned to their community while the troops would continue to carry out operations in the general areas.

Daily Trust reported on Tuesday that the same troops freed a mother, her four children, and two adults from the forest around Chikun and Birnin Gwari area of the state.