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Nigerian troops apprehend 7 terrorists, kidnappers, rescue victims

Nigerian troops apprehend 7 terrorists, kidnappers, rescue victims

Posted: August 6, 2022 at 3:38 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

In separate operations in Nasarawa, Kaduna, and the Plateau States, troops from Operations Whirl Stroke and Safe Haven apprehended seven terrorists and bandits and rescued two abducted victims.

Major General Bernard Onyeuko, Director of Defence Media Operations, announced in a statement on Friday.

Onyeuko claimed that on July 29, troops conducted a clearance operation in Tse-Ibor, Tse-Igbakyor, Akwana, and Ayinbe villages in Nasarawa State’s Logo Local Government Area and made contact with terrorists.

According to him, forces fought the terrorists with superior weaponry, causing them to flee, while two of them, Usman Yau (28) and Danladi Selfa (23), were apprehended at a private hospital with bullet wounds.

One AK-47 rifle and one magazine with 13 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, among other things, were discovered, according to Onyeuko.

He said troops also arrested one terrorist and alleged bandit collaborator, Mr. Moses Aindigh (27), and a notorious kidnapper, IIiyasu Mohammed (37), on the same day at Kukyro village in Nasarawa Local Government Area, adding that all arrested criminals have been handed over to relevant authorities.

“Furthermore, troops of Operation Safe Haven on August 3 and August 4, arrested three suspected notorious kidnappers, Umar Zakari, Usman Hamina, and Haruna Umaru, following credible intelligence at Fuskar Mata village in Bassa Local Government Area of Kaduna State,” he said.

“The suspects confessed to having been involved in kidnapping activities in the mentioned local government areas.”

“Also, on August 3, troops responded to a distress call from locals in Qua’anpan Local Government Area Plateau of four kidnappers in a hotel hideout attempting to move people away.

“Troops mobilized to the scene engaged the criminals, neutralized one of them (Umar Muhammed) and recovered one AK47 rifle, ten rounds of 7.62mm special, amongst other items.”

Onyeuko further reported that on August 4, troops conducted a rescue operation at Kasuwa Ali in Gindiri District in Plateau State’s Mangu Local Government Area, rescuing two abducted citizens, Mr. Uchenna Edoga (25) and Mr. Ebuka Nnadi (30).

He stated that the rescued citizens were reunited with their families.

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