By Augustine Ehikioya
Thwarting the activities of kidnappers, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja and a team of operational Commanders and Operatives, have rescued some kidnapped victims in Birni Gwari, Kaduna State.
This took place while the GOC was on an operational cum inspection tour in the area on Thursday 25 August, 2022.
A statement issued by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General, Onyema Nwachukwu, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA), has disclosed this.
It reads “The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army Maj Gen Taoreed Lagbaja accompanied by a team of operational commanders and operatives have rescued three kidnap victims.
The GOC and his team rescued 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.
“The Kidnappers had abducted the victims and were taking off, when they were confronted by the GOC’s team. The hot exchange of fire that followed subdued the kidnappers, compelling them to scamper in disarray with gunshot wounds into nearby forest, abandoning their abductees.
“The rescued victims, comprising two adult males and an elderly woman have been conveyed to Kaduna, where they are currently receiving medical attention,” it stated.