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  • Updated: January 31, 2024

Insecurity: Troops rescue three victims of kidnapping in Taraba

Insecurity: Troops rescue three victims of kidnapping in Tar

Troops from the 114 Battalion (Rear) of the Nigerian Army's 6 Brigade in Jalingo have freed three people who had been kidnapped in Taraba State after a fierce gun battle ensued between the troops and the bandits.

In a statement made available to journalists on Tuesday in Jalingo, the state capital, Lieutenant Olubodunde Oni, Acting Assistant Director, of Army Public Relations, 6 Brigade, said: "Acting on intelligence that revealed the movement of the bandits transporting their captives from Ardo-Kola to Yoro, the troops swiftly mobilised to Apawa village of Yoro Local Government Area, effectively tracking the armed group."

According to him, the military showed outstanding competence and resolve by engaging the criminals with superior weaponry, compelling them to abandon their three captives.

He stated that “the rescued individuals have since been joyfully reunited with their families.”

He urged authorities and law-abiding residents "to actively support these efforts by providing credible information to aid the troops in their mission." 

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