30 December 2020 By Ifeayin Osita
Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have rescued twenty three kidnapped women and children including seventy five rustled livestock in Kwayawa village of Safana, Katsina State.
This is contained in a statement by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche in Abuja.
The statement explains that on 29 December 2020, following credible information on armed bandits’ activities at Wurma Village in Kurfi Local Government Area of Katsina State, troops in conjunction with Personnel of the Nigeria Police Force swiftly mobilized to the location.
Accordingly, Troops had contact and engaged the bandits who had kidnapped some locals and rustled some livestock from Kwayawa Village in Safana Local Government Area.
It states that with superior firepower and support by Nigerian Air Force helicopter gunship, the armed bandits were forced to abandon the kidnapped victims.
Consequently, troops rescued eighteen women and five children as well as recovered seventy five rustled livestock.
The statement notes that during the encounter, troops also arrested one bandits’ informant named, Mohammed Saleh along with some arms and ammunition.
It adds that the rescued kidnapped victims have been successfully reunited with their families and the recovered livestock handed over to the owners, while the arrested bandits’ informant has been handed over to appropriate prosecuting agency for further action.