A fighting patrol from 1 Division Nigerian Army, Kaduna on Thursday 2nd February 2023 rescued 30 kidnapped victims, recovered 2 motorcycles and cleared the highway for free flow of vehicular traffic.
The gallant troops had an encounter and engaged the armed bandits kidnapping commuters at Manini village along Kaduna – Birnin Gwari road according to a statement by the Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations 1 Division, Lieutenant Colonel Yahaya Musa.
The troops who were escorting the the Chief of Defence Training and Operations Major General SE Udonwa who was on operational visits to Operation Whirl Punch Headquarters in Birnin Gwari engaged the bandits and overpowered them forcing the criminal element to withdraw in disarray.
The rescued victims were escorted to Udawa and Birnin Gwari to continue their journey.
The Chief of Defence Training and Operations, Major General SE Udonwa, has commended the troops for their professionalism and resilience.