The Kaduna government, on Saturday, confirmed that troops rescued kidnapped women within the Chikun government area of the State.
NAIJASET learned that the troops also captured three bandits
This was contained during a statement, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner For Internal Security and residential Affairs issued on Saturday morning.
According to him, “Troops under the auspices of Operation Thunder Strike rescued two kidnapped women, on the brink of Gadanin Gwari, Gwagwada District of Chikun government area.”
“According to the operational feedback to the Kaduna government, the ladies were suddenly abducted as they made their thanks to their farm. The troops on patrol tracked down the criminals and engaged them during a firefight, forcing them to abandon their captives and run their lives,” he said.
Mr. Aruwan further stated that “After securing the ladies, the troops pursued the bandits, destroying many bandit camps along the way. The bandits were eventually trapped within the Gajina settlement also in Chikun LGA. Three of the abductors were apprehended and are now in custody, while the rescued women have returned to their homes.
“Furthermore, the troops of Operation Thunder Strike and therefore the newly inducted troops of the Nigerian Army Women Corps have continued aggressive patrols along the Kaduna-Abuja highway. The Patrol was hitch-free, with no incidents recorded as of yesterday, Friday.
“In a separate incident, police personnel rescued two persons who were abducted at Kurmin Idon axis of Kaduna-Kachia Road in Kajuru government area.
“The police gave the bandits a hot chase and rescued the 2 victims, while one other victim was ready to escape on his own.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed his satisfaction with the reports and commended the troops and personnel for his or her pro-active efforts in rescuing the victims and arresting the three bandits. He tasked them to make sure detailed investigations and prosecution of the arrested culprits.
“Vigorous patrols will continue within the general area,” Mr. Aruwan added.