Troops rescue six hostages in Kaduna, dislodge terrorists

Troops of the Operation Forest Sanity on Tuesday raided bandit camps at Kuriga and Manni communities, in the Chukin Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwa, in a statement on Wednesday said six hostages were rescued.

He identified them as Sahura Hamisu, Ramlatu Umar, Saudatu Ibrahim, Maryam Shittu, Fatima Shuaibu and Khadijah Mohammed.

The commissioner, who said the military informed the state government of the development, said the six hostages had since been reunited with their families.

He said, “Following the weekend breakthrough, security forces have continued with clearance operations in identified bandit and terrorist enclaves around the state.

“From recent operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government, troops of Operation Forest Sanity in the early hours of Tuesday carried out raid and rescue operations in Kuriga and Manini communities of Chikun Local Government Area.

“According to the report, the troops made contact and engaged bandits at the suspected enclave. After clearing the camp, the troops rescued six kidnapped citizens who were held at the location.”

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