Soldiers rescue 30 Kaduna travellers

Soldiers of the One Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna, on Thursday, rescued 30 kidnap victims on the Kaduna-Birnin-Gwari Road, Kaduna State.

The Acting Public Relations Officer of the division, Lt. Col. Musa Yahaya, who disclosed this in a statement, said the troops encountered the bandits while escorting the Chief of Defence Training and Operations, Maj. Gen. S. E. Udonwa, who was on operational visits to Operation Whirl Punch Headquarters in Birnin Gwari.

According to Yahaya, the troops engaged the bandits and overpowered them, forcing the criminals to withdraw.

He said the troops recovered two motorcycles from the hoodlums.

The Army spokesman said, “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.”

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