By Abimbola Ogunnaike
No fewer 14 people who were being held hostage by bandits in Kaduna State have rescued by the Nigerian soldiers.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, made this disclosure in a statement issued on Saturday, 4 March, 2023.
In the statement obtained by thegazellenews.com, Aruwa said the rescue mission was carried out recently by Nigerian troops who embarked on an operation targeted at a hideout of the bandits in the Chikun local government area of the state
According to the commissioner, the troops overpowered the bandits and killed one of them while others fled in disarray.
Aruwan, who added that all the rescued were safe and will be examined further before being reunited with their families, did not reveal the exact date of the operation, saying the hideout of the bandits has been destroyed by troops in the course of the battle.
There have been a number of armed attacks in Nigeria in recent months, resulting in deaths and kidnappings.