TROOPS RAID BANDITS CAMPS, RESCUE ABDUCTED VICTIMS
Troops of Operation Forest Sanity rescued nine kidnapped persons during fighting patrols to suspected bandit hideouts in Kaso, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
The troops engaged bandits on the Tantatu high ground, as the bandits abandoned their camp and fled further into the forest which subsequently led to the rescue of nine kidnapped persons, identified as: Salama Oliver, Husseini Odu, Danjuma Jakanwa, Ezekiel Garba, Obadiah Moses, Taiwo Isaac, Buky Isaac, Ado Adamu, and Maigari Shekarau.
The information available indicates that they had all been kidnapped around the Gurara Dam area.
The troops also recovered 90 cattle left behind by the fleeing bandits.
Further clearance patrols on Bawa Rikasa hill led to the recovery of four motorcycles belonging to the bandits.
The nine rescued persons are expected to undergo further debriefing and examination before being reunited with their families.