The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan , confirmed the development in a statement on Saturday in Kaduna.
Aruwan said the troops reported to the Kaduna government, that two kidnap attempts were foiled at different locations within Jema’a LGA, resulting in the rescue of six residents.
“The troops responded to a distress call and on arriving the scene, rescued five abducted passengers, after a search-and-rescue exercise.
He also disclosed that in another incident, the troops rescued one person 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 commissioner said the 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.