Troops of Operation Forest Sanity have rescued six hostages and a child in Kuriga and Manini communities, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The victims were rescued during a raid and rescue operations carried out in the communities in the early hours of Tuesday, August 16, 2022.
The State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday August 17, said security forces have continued with clearance operations in identified bandit and terrorist enclaves around the state following last weekend breakthrough.
“Troops made contact and engaged bandits at the suspected enclave. After clearing the camp, the troops rescued six kidnapped citizens who were held at the location,” the statement read.
“The rescued persons are: Sahura Hamisu, Ramlatu Umar, Saudatu Ibrahim, Maryam Shittu, Fatima Shuaibu, Khadijah Mohammed (along with her infant child),”
The Commisioner said the rescued persons have been safely reunited with their families.
“The Kaduna State Government has noted the report, and especially the rescue of six kidnapped citizens, with gratitude
“The Government warmly commended the troops, police personnel, intelligence operatives, vigilante members and other security forces, for another successful round of operations,”
“The Kaduna State Government conveys its deep appreciation to the Chief of Defence Staff, the Chief of Army Staff, the Chief of Air Staff, the General Officer Commanding, 1 Division Nigerian Army, and the Director General, Department of State Services, for the ongoing wave of onslaughts against criminal enclaves
“Security forces will continue operations in the general area and other locations of interest across the state. Further updates will be reported accordingly.”