On Friday the 26th of August 2022, the Nigerian Army said its security operatives had successfully rescued kidnap victims in the Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Giving accolades to the team of operatives in a statement that was issued on Friday, the Brigadier-General, Director, Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, said the success was recorded by a combined team of the operatives, headed by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army, Maj Gen Taoreed Lagbaja, accompanied by a team of operational commanders and operatives.
According to him, while on an operational/inspection tour in Kaduna State on Thursday, August 25, 2022, the operatives made a concerted effort to rescue the victims from a group of armed kidnappers in Manini village, along Pole Wire-Birnin Gwari road, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
Further stating that the kidnappers had abducted the victims and were taking off, when the GOC’s team confronted them, adding that the hot exchange of fire that followed subdued the kidnappers, compelling them to scamper in disarray with gunshot wounds into a nearby forest, abandoning their abductees.
He said two adult males and an elderly woman rescued have been conveyed to Kaduna, where they are receiving medical attention.