Nigerian troops rescue 7 from kidnappers, kill one terrorist


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Troops of the Nigerian Army involved in counter-terrorism operations in the North East and North West rescued seven hostages from kidnappers while one terrorist was killed on Tuesday 7 May 2024.

The troops also recovered various grades of weapons in operations conducted in Borno and Kaduna States.

A statement by the Nigerian Army indicated that in Borno State, the troops in a rapid response to actionable intelligence had an encounter with ISWAP fighters in Kulukawiya Village, located in the Nganzai Local Government Area of the state.

The encounter resulted in the elimination of a terrorist and the seizure of a loaded AK-47 rifle. In a subsequent pursuit, the troops rescued a child who had been abducted by the fleeing terrorists.

The lad has been reunited with his father, Alhaji Musa.

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In another operation in Kaduna State, troops swiftly responded to a distress call from Agunu Dutse Village in Kachia Local Government Area, where residents were besieged by terrorists.

The troops promptly arrived at the village and conducted a search and rescue operation leading to the successful rescue of six hostages, including two women and four children.

The hostages were rescued unhurt and have been reunited with their families.

Similarly, troops on fighting patrol were alerted to the presence of terrorists lurking in Amale village in Kaduna North Local Government Area. The troops in collaboration with local vigilantes engaged the terrorists compelling them to abandon their firearms.

Troops recovered one AK-47 rifle, a home-made gun, and a machete.

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