Troops of the Nigerian Army, 1 Division, have confirmed the rescue of 16 abducted victims in Kajuru, Kaduna State, while averting another kidnap attempt by an extremist group.


The Director of Army Public Relations, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement said troops
deployed in 1 Division responded to intelligence on Sunday night, leading to the eventual foiling of the insurgents who had abducted some persons in Tantau comminuty, Kajuru LGA.


According to him, the troops are still exploiting the bushes in continuation of the search and rescue operations to extricate other victims and balk the nefarious activities of the insurgents.


Following the rescue, the Chief of Army Staff Lt General Taoreed Lagbaja lauded the troops for the successful outing and charged them to remain vigilant in the conduct of ongoing counter-insurgency operations to liberate all troubled areas in the country.

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