By Uzair Adam Imam
A kidnapped mother and her four children, alongside three other people, were rescued from bandits along Birnin Gwari and Chikun LGAs.
Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday.
He said the victims were rescued during a patrol in the areas by the Troops Operation Forest Sanity.
It was reported that the troops came under fire from the bandits while on patrol along the Birnin Gwari-Gayam-Kuriga-Manini axis.
However, after the troops returned the fire, the bandits fled into the forests, leaving behind the captives in their custody.
Aruwan said, “The seven victims have been reunited with their families.”
He identified the victims as Gloria Shedrack and her four children named Jimre Shedrack, Jonathan Shedrack, Angelina Shedrack and Abigail Shedrack. While the adults freed were Joseph Ishaku and John Bulus.
The Government of Kaduna State commended the troops for their brave efforts in rescuing and reuniting the victims with their families.