Troops of Operation Safe Haven have foiled two major attempts by bandits to abduct some persons at different locations within Jema’a local government area in the southern part of Kaduna State.
A statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, which was obtained by PlatinumPost on Saturday, said the troops rescued six persons.
He said : “An incident occurred along the Badde-Ungwan Ayaba-Keffi road, where bandits attempted to abduct the occupants of a commercial vehicle approaching from Abuja.
” The troops responded to a distress call and on arriving the scene, recovered five abducted passengers after a search-and-rescue exercise.
” The five rescued are listed as:Bilkisu Umar, Maryam Usman, Abdulsalam Mohammad, Adamu Abdullahi and Nafisa Abdulmumini (who was with her infant son).
“In another incident, the troops rescued one David Danladi along the Fanock-Kyayya-Keffi road, Jema’a LGA, after he had been abducted from his vehicle by bandits.
” He was rescued with minor leg injuries and was taken to hospital for medical attention.
“The Kaduna State Government commended the troops for their efforts in thwarting the kidnappings, and praised their promptness in responding to the incidences, leading to the rescues.”