GOC 1 Div rescues kidnap victims in Kaduna


The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army, Maj Gen Taoreed Lagbaja accompanied by a team of operational commanders and operatives have rescued three kidnap victims, while on an Operational cum inspection tour in Kaduna state on Thursday 25 August 2022. The GOC and his team rescued the victims from a group of armed kidnappers in Manini village, along Pole Wire – Birnin Gwari road, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

The Kidnappers had reportedly abducted the victims and were taking off, when they were confronted by the GOC’s  team.


“The  hot exchange of fire that followed subdued the kidnappers, compelling them  to scamper in disarray with gunshot wounds into nearby forest,  abandoning their abductees,” Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu,
Director Army Public Relations said in a statement .

He added that “The rescued victims, comprising two adult males and an elderly woman have been conveyed to Kaduna, where they are currently receiving medical attention.”


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