Troops of Operation Forest Sanity (OPFS) have rescued nine kidnapped persons, 90 cows and recovered four motorcycles during a raid on suspected bandits’ hideouts in Kaso, Chikun Local Council of Kaduna State.
According to the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the troops engaged the bandits on Tantatu high ground, forcing them to flee from their camp into the forest.
He explained that the troops searched the camp and rescued nine kidnapped persons, namely: Salama Oliver, Husseini Odu, Danjuma Jakanwa, Ezekiel Garba, Obadiah Moses, Taiwo Isaac, Buky Isaac, Ado Adamu and Maigari Shekarau.
He stated: “Initial debriefing of the rescued victims revealed that they had all been kidnapped around the Gurara Dam area.
“The troops also recovered 90 cattle left behind by the fleeing bandits.
The animals will be handed over to the Kaduna State Livestock Regulatory Authority for proper identification.
Further clearance patrols to Bawa Rikasa Hill led to the recovery of four motorcycles belonging to the bandits, The Guardian gathered.
Aruwan assured that the nine rescued persons would undergo further debriefing and examination before being reunited with their families, and that “fighting patrols will continue in the general area.