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14 Terrorists killed as Troops rescue 11 kidnapped victims in Kaduna

Fourteen insurgents have been neutralised by operatives of the Nigerian Army troops of 1 Division on fighting patrol in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Nigeriacrime.com gathered that the troops recovered 3 AK 47 rifles, 7 AK 47 rifle magazines and 2 motorcycles.

Confirming the development, Kt. Col Yahaya said, “Troops of the Division deployed at Birnin Gwari received a tip-off on insurgents’ movement on 7 February 2024.

“The troops swiftly moved to intercept the insurgents at Kwaga village.

“The insurgents who could not withstand the firepower of the troops absconded into the forest in disarray abandoning their victims.

“The troops successfully rescued all 11 victims namely; Zakari Galadima 54 years (male), Ishaku Galadima 50 years (male), Habibu Illaysu 40 years (male), Nuzuli Ibrahim 18 years (male), Ramatu Aliyu 60 years (female), Ubaida Mubarak 30 years (female).

Others are Zaliha Mubarak 9 months (female), Umma Haruna 22 years (female), Khairatu Salisu 34 years (female), Rahamatu Usman 43 years (female), Rakiyia Yahaya 24 years (female) and recovered 1 motorcycle.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the victims were kidnapped on 6 February 2024 from their village at Masuku in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

“The victims were rendered medical attention by the medical team of the Division and reunited with their families.

‘The General Officer Commanding 1 Division NA and Force Commander Operation WHIRL PUNCH, Maj Gen Valentine Okoro commended the troops for success.

He appealed to the general public to continue to provide troops and other security agencies with real-time intelligence.

“He equally appealed to locals to report persons with gunshot wounds seeking paramedics attention to the troops or other security agencies for prompt action.”

In a related development troops of the Nigerian Army rescued 10 kidnapped victims on Wednesday night at Kwaga Village of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area.

The 12 victims mostly females were kidnapped from Basa village of Shiroro Local Govt area of Niger State.

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