Kaduna: Troops raid bandits’ hideouts, rescue nine, recover 90 cows, four motorcycles

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Austine Emmanuel, Kaduna

Troops of the Operation Forest Sanity have rescued nine kidnapped persons, 90 cows and 4 motorcycles, during fighting patrols in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

This was contained in Kaduna State security report issued by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Kaduna state, Samuel Aruwan on Monday.

According to him, the troops took their fight to suspected bandit hideouts in Kaso, Chikun LGA, adding that operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government, engaged bandits on the Tantatu high ground, as the bandits abandoned their camp fleeing further into the forest.

He further disclosed that the troops searched the camp and rescued nine kidnapped persons, identified as:

Salama Oliver, Husseini Odu, Danjuma Jakanwa, Ezekiel Garba, Obadiah Moses, Taiwo Isaac, Buky Isaac, Ado Adamu and Maigari Shekarau.

Aruwan said initial debriefing of the rescued victims revealed that they had all been kidnapped around the Gurara Dam area, adding that the troops also recovered 90 cattle left behind by the fleeing bandits which will be handed over to the Kaduna State Livestock Regulatory Authority for proper identification.

“Troops of Operation Forest Sanity rescued nine kidnapped persons during fighting patrols to suspected bandit hideouts in Kaso, Chikun LGA.

“According to operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government, the troops engaged bandits on the Tantatu high ground, as the bandits abandoned their camp fled further into the forest.

“The troops also recovered 90 cattle left behind by the fleeing bandits. The animals will be handed over to the Kaduna State Livestock Regulatory Authority for proper identification.

“Further clearance patrols to Bawa Rikasa hill led to the recovery of four motorcycles belonging to the bandits.

“The nine rescued persons will undergo further debriefing and examination before being reunited with their families. Fighting patrols will continue in the general area.”