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Abducted Army Colonel rescued in Katsina State

Lt. Col NB Ahmed, the Commanding Officer 8 BOD under 8 division Nigerian Army who was abducted in Zamfara State last Friday, 8 January 2023 has been rescued. gathered that Lt. Col NB Ahmed was rescued by Troops of Operation Forest Sanity, conducting a search and rescue operation at the route between Yankara and Mai-Lafiya in Faskari LGA of Katsina State on Saturday.

Recall that Lt. Col Ahmed was on his way to assume Command of the BOD as Commander when he was attacked by bandits/terrorists along Kucheri road under Tsafe LGA of Zamfara State.

The bandits said to be dressed in Camouflage uniform were said to have established a snap roadblock along the Tsafe – Kano road where they abducted the officer.

During the rescue operations, the officer was said to have sustained gunshot injuries on his leg as troops engaged the bandits in a gun duel.

Military sources said the rescued Colonel has been evacuated to a military hospital in Kaduna where he has been confirmed to be stable.

In a related development, Police Tactical Operatives attached to the Zamfara State Command has arrested a notorious bandit informant Isah Ayuba.

35-year-old Isah Ayuba from K/Namoda Local Government Area of the State who gives information to bandits operating in Kaura Namoda, B/Magaji, Zurmi and Shinkafi LGAs was arrested on 3rd January 2023. learned that the suspect was arrested when operatives acted on intelligence information.

Confirming the arrest, SP Mohammed Shehu, Police Public Relations officer, Zamfara State Command said that in the course of interrogation, the suspect confessed to collaborating with bandits by giving them information on who to kidnap, where to attack and so on. The suspect is under police custody revealing vital information that will lead to the arrest of his collaborators.”

“Discreet investigation is in progress, all the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution on completion of the investigation.”

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