26th August, 2022
Nigerian troops led by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army Maj Gen Taoreed Lagbaja have rescued three kidnap victims after a fierce gun battle.
The victims were rescued while the troops were on an Operational cum inspection tour in Kaduna state on Thursday 25 August 2022.
The GOC and his team rescued the victims from a group of armed kidnappers in Manini village, along Pole Wire – Birnin Gwari road, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
The Kidnappers had abducted the victims and were taken off when they were confronted by the GOC’s team.
The hot exchange of fire that followed subdued the kidnappers, compelling them to scamper in disarray with gunshot wounds into a nearby forest, abandoning their abductees.
The rescued victims comprised two adult males and an elderly woman.
They have been conveyed to Kaduna, where they are currently receiving medical attention.