Military Forces Rescue 10 Kidnap Victims in Kogi State

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The Nigerian Army demonstrated remarkable bravery with a successful rescue operation on Monday. They freed 10 passengers who had been kidnapped while traveling from Calabar to Abuja on a Peace Mass Transit Bus.

Maj.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director of Army Public Relations, revealed this achievement in a statement issued on Tuesday from Abuja.

According to Nwachukwu, the rescue operation unfolded at Ogugu Community, situated along the Enugu-Kogi Road within Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State.

Responding promptly to a distress call, the troops swiftly mobilized to the scene where the kidnappers had ambushed the bus, seized the passengers, and relocated them to the nearby Ette forest.

Demonstrating exceptional courage and determination, the gallant troops meticulously tracked down and engaged the armed gang in a fierce firefight, ultimately compelling them to release their captives.

Nwachukwu emphasized, “The swift and decisive action of the troops led to the successful rescue of the passengers.”

Additionally, the Army conducted another operation, targeting IPOB/ESN Enclaves in Egbuoma/Osiam, located in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State. During this operation, one terrorist was neutralized, and a Mercedes Benz 350 4matic was recovered from their camp.

Furthermore, troops deployed in Nasarawa State thwarted an attack on Katakpa village in Toto Local Government Area, following an urgent distress call. Identified as the Bassa militia group, the armed assailants had launched a brutal assault on the village, resulting in the annihilation of the Sarkin Katakpa.


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