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Troops Rescue Kidnapped Victims, Arrest Bandits’ Informant In Katsina State – DHQ

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Troops Rescue Kidnapped Victims, Arrest Bandits’ Informant In Katsina State – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) in a press release disclosed that troops rescued kidnapped  victims and arrested bandits’ informant in Katsina State.

According to the statement, the rescued kidnapped victims have been successfully reunited with their families and the recovered livestock handed over to the owners, while the arrested bandits’ informant have been handed over to appropriate prosecuting agency for further action.

 

Read full press release below:

OPERATION HADARIN DAJI: TROOPS  RESCUE KIDNAPPED VICTIMS, ARREST BANDITS’ INFORMANT IN KATSINA STATE 

 

1. Troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI have continued to sustain the tempo in their efforts to safeguard lives and properties in the North Central Zone of the Country.

 

2. On 29 December 2020, following credible information on armed bandits’ activities at Wurma Village in Kurfi Local Government Area of Katsina State, troops in conjunction with personnel  of the Nigeria Police Force swiftly mobilized to the location. Troops had contact and engaged the bandits who had kidnapped some locals and rustled some livestock from Kwayawa Village in Safana Local Government Area. With superior firepower and support by Nigerian Air Force helicopter gunship, the armed bandits were forced to abandon the kidnapped victims.

 

Consequently, troops rescued 18 women and 5 children as well as recovered 75 rustled livestock. During the encounter, troops also arrested one bandits’ informant named, Mohammed Saleh along with some arms and ammunition. The rescued kidnapped victims have been successfully reunited with their families and the recovered livestock handed over to the owners, while the arrested bandits’ informant have been handed over to appropriate prosecuting agency for further action. 

 

JOHN ENENCHE
Major General
Coordinator
Defence Media Operations 
Defence Headquarters
30 December 2020

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