Troops Rescue 17 Kidnapped Persons In Kebbi State
Nokai Origin, Abuja
The Quick Response Force, QRF, of the Joint Task Force North West Operation HADARIN DAJI deployed at Malekachi in Kebbi State rescued 17 kidnapped victims and captured operational Motorcycles from terrorists during the rescue operation.
The feat was achieved owing to a timely and swift response to distress calls by the troops of Quick Response Force according to the Force Information Officer Operation HADARIN DAJI, Captain Yahaya Ibrahim.
Ibrahim said this was recently achieved in the dark hours on Thursday, when troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI deployed at Malekachi conducted a rescue operation following credible information that terrorists had kidnapped unspecified numbers of persons at Kanya village of Danko- Wasagu LGA of Kebbi state and trying to cross with the victims towards Niger state.
The Troops swiftly mobilised and laid ambush at the suspected routes and crossing points to be used by the terrorists at Karenbana village. The troops superior fire power forced the terrorists to abandon the victims and escaped with gunshot wounds leading to the rescue of 17 kidnapped victims.
The rescued victims comprised 6 females and 11 males including a police personnel who were kidnapped at Danko- Wasagu. The rescued victims were handed over to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) at Bena to reunite them with their families.
The troops also recovered 5 Motorcycles which were burnt Insitu. The Commander Joint Task Force North West Operation HADARIN DAJI Major General Godwin Mutkut has commended the timely response of the troops, charged them to do more and continue to deny the terrorists any freedom of action.
General Mutkut further commended the timely information provided by the people which has led to the rescue of the victims.
He urged them to be more vigilant and quickly report to the troops any activities of the terrorists within their communities.