NewsFour Insurgents Killed As Troops Rescue 11 Hostages In Kaduna, Recover Weapons

Four Insurgents Killed As Troops Rescue 11 Hostages In Kaduna, Recover Weapons

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February 09, (THEWILL) – Troops of the 1 Division Nigerian Army (NA) have neutralised four insurgents and rescued eleven kidnapped victims.

The victims were kidnapped on Tuesday, from their village in Masuku in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Lt.Gen. Musa Yahaya, disclosed this in a statement.

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“Troops fighting patrol in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, on Tuesday, made contact with insurgents. During the firefight that ensued, troops neutralised four insurgents while others escaped with gunshot wounds.

”We recovered three AK 47 rifles, seven AK 47 rifle magazines, and two motorcycles.

“Troops of the division received a tip-off on the insurgent movement on Wednesday, and they swiftly moved to intercept the insurgents in Kwaga village in Kaduna State.

“The insurgents, who could not withstand the firepower of the army, ran into the forest in disarray, abandoning their victims.

“The troops successfully rescued all 11 kidnapped victims.

“The victims have been given medical attention by our team and have been reunited with their families,” he said.

Yahaya said the General Officer Commanding 1 Division and Force Commander Operation “WHIRL PUNCH,” Maj. Gen. Valentine Okoro, has commended the troops for the success recorded.

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