Nigerian soldiers rescue 13 kidnapped persons from bandits in Kaduna

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KADUNA – Nigerian troops have reported the rescue of 13 persons bandits in Gwagwada, Chikun local government area.

The 13 citizens, originally Dutse, went work at a farm called Tanadi Farm, which is located around Bakin Kasuwa in Gwagwada general area of Chikun LGA. They were attacked by the armed bandits in the process.

Troops on receiving credible intelligence of the trailed the bandits a forest near Bana village and there engaged them in a gun duel.

The 13 citizens were thus . They are listed as follows:

Kenth Yusuf
Izra Ali
Josiah Luka
Istifanus Suman
Helen Ibrahim
Justina Gofwen
Ibrahim Madaki
Biyaya Yusuf
Sani Bello
Lucy Dada
Anayi Ezekiel
Benjiman Daniel
Musa Usman

After the operations, the troops discovered that the bandits had shot two volunteers before their arrival. The two deceased were identified as:

Ezekiel Iliya and
Nasara Yohanna.

The bandits also burnt a and looted some houses in the area.

Receiving the report, Governor thanked the troops and commended them warmly for the successful . He also commiserated with the families of the deceased volunteers, and prayed for the repose of their souls.

The Governor also extended sympathy the and members of the razed the unfortunate attack, and directed the State Emergency Management Agency conduct an immediate assessment of the damage.


Samuel Aruwan
Commissioner, of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State.