Troops of the Nigerian Army have rescued 30 victims of kidnapping at Manini village along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road of Kaduna State.
The bandits were engaged by a fighting patrol team from 1 Div on Thursday.
The troops engaged them when they were kidnapping commuters on the road.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Acting Deputy Director of the Army Public Relations at the 1 Division Nigerian Army, Lieutenant Colonel Musa Yahaya today.
"The troops who were escorting the Chief of Defence Training and Operations Maj Gen SE Udonwa who was on operational visits to Operation Whirl Punch Headquarters in Birnin Gwari engaged the bandits," Yahaya said.
The bandits who were overpowered by the firepower of the troops withdrew in disarray.
"The gallant troops rescued 30 kidnapped victims, recovered 2 motorcycles and immediately cleared the highway for free flow of vehicular traffic," the statement read.
Yahaya further explained that the victims were escorted to Udawa and Birnin Gwari to continue their journey.
He added that the Chief of Defence Training and Operations, Major General SE Udonwa commended the troops for their professionalism and resilience.
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