Troops, bandits in gun duel; 10-month-old child rescued

Those rescued from bandits

10-month-old child and 2 others rescued by troops

A 10-month-old child and two adults were rescued by troops conducting patrols around Ungwan Namama, along the Zaria-Kano road on Thursday.

They were rescued after troops came in contact with migrating bandits in the area and engaged them, forcing them to abandon their three captives as they hastily escaped.

Those rescued are identified as follows:

– Abdullahi Lawal
– Sadiya Salimanu
– Fatima Salimanu (Sadiya’s 10-month-old child)

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However, investigations revealed that the captives were kidnapped in a neighboring state.

Also recovered from the bandits were nine rustled animals, comprising one cow and eight sheep.

The Kaduna State Government, however, thanked the troops for their valiant action in rescuing the kidnapped victims.

The rescued persons have been reunited with their families, while the recovered animals were handed over to local authorities for proper identification and retrieval.

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