Troops of the 114 Battalion (Rear Guard) of the 6 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, together with other security forces, on Saturday destroyed the hideouts of multiple bandits and rescued four kidnap victims in Yorro Local Government Area of Taraba.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Acting Deputy Director of Army Public Relations of the Sixth Brigade, Olabodunde Oni, and made available to newsmen in Jalingo on Sunday.
He stated that the swift and decisive operation to expel the bandits and kidnappers disturbing the peace in Yorro and its surrounding areas began on February 2.
He said the troops came into contact with bandits in Gampu Hills and Ban Yorro area and exerted superior firepower which caused the bandits to flee the scene, leaving behind their four kidnapped victims.
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“The operation remains ongoing to ensure that other kidnapped victims who fled the area during the exchange of gunfire are found and reunited with their loved ones.
“The rescued victims are Génesis Samuel, 24 years old, from Ganku village; Benard Denis, 28, of the town of Fulfualgon; Esther Titus, 35, from Kosanai village and the son of the emir of Pupulle, Isma’il Umar, 25, who was kidnapped from his residence on January 18.
“The Brigade is committed to ensuring the safety of citizens and dismantling all criminal infrastructure in the state.
“The public is urged to continue supporting the military by providing credible and timely information on suspicious movements, to help improve security within the state.