Rita Enemuru, Reporting
THE Nigerian Army soldiers have rescued three kidnapped victims in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State
The victims were rescued from a group of armed kidnappers in Manini village, along Pole Wire-Birnin Gwari road, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state.
According to a statement issued by Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, the rescue was made by a combined team of operatives while on an operational inspection tour in Kaduna State on Thursday, August 25, 2022.
He said the kidnappers had abducted the victims and were taking off, when they were confronted by the GOC’s team led by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army, Maj Gen Taoreed Lagbaja.
The kidnappers engaged in a gun duel with the team but were subdued compelling them to dash into a nearby forest with gunshot wounds, abandoning their abductees.
Those rescued are two adult males and an elderly woman who have been taken to Kaduna for urgent medical attention according to the statement.