Operation Whirl Punch: Troop Rescues Kidnapped Victims, Neutralise Many

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      By Lazarus Zakaa

      The Nigerian Military has said it’s troops of 31 Artillery Brigade on 11 April 2020 on Mop-up operation to clear bandits at Dogon Gona Forest general area of Niger State rescued 7 kidnapped victims.

      The victims who were abandoned by the bandits after fierce battle encounter were said to have been kidnapped on 27 March 2020 and taken to unknown destination.

      The Coordinator, Defence media Operations, Major General, John Enenche disclosed this in a statement released to press on Sunday.

      Gen. Enenche said following an interrogation after a successful rescue operation, the Village Head of Madaki confirmed that the victims were natives of Roro Village of Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

      He said, “the victims would soon be handed over to the appropriate authorities for further necessary action.”

      The statement also said, troops of 31 Artillery Brigade on 11 April 2020 at Kontokoro Village while on clearance operation engaged bandits in a gun duel. The operation led to the neutralization of several bandits and some escaped with gunshot wounds.

      He said the Armed Forces of Nigeria has continue to solicit for timely and credible information for the enhancement of its operations. This is highly desirable in tackling our security challenges.

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