Nigerian troops on Tuesday rescued six abducted girls with a baby after destroying bandits’ camp in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
A statement by the Kaduna State commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, obtained by Afrika Eyes said, in the early hours of Tuesday the Nigerian troops carried out a raid, and rescue six abducted girls in the Chikun local government area of the State.
“From recent operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government, troops of Operation Forest Sanity in the early hours of Tuesday carried out a raid, and rescue six abducted girls in Chikun local government area of the state.
“According to the report, the troops made contact and engaged bandits at the suspected enclave. After clearing the camp, the troops rescued six kidnapped citizens who were held at the location.
“The rescued persons are Sahura Hamisu, Ramlatu Umar, Saudatu Ibrahim, Maryam Shittu, Fatima Shuaibu and Khadijah Mohammed (along with her infant child),” Mr Aruwan said.
He explained that the rescued persons have been safely reunited with their families.
“The Kaduna State Government has noted the report, and especially the rescue of six kidnapped citizens, with gratitude. The Government warmly commended the troops, police personnel, intelligence operatives, vigilante members and other security forces, for another successful round of operations.
Mr Aruwan said “The Kaduna State Government conveys its deep appreciation to the Chief of Defence Staff, the Chief of Army Staff, the Chief of Air Staff, the General Officer Commanding, 1 Division Nigerian Army, and the Director General, Department of State Services, for the ongoing wave of onslaughts against criminal enclaves.
He, however, said “Security forces will continue operations in the general area and other locations of interest across the state. Further updates will be reported accordingly,” Mr Aruwan added.