Military rescues 40 kidnapped victims in Zamfara

40 kidnapped victims have been rescued by troops of operation Hadarin Daji, a military component, in Kyairu, Kyaram and Alkama communities in Bukkuyum Local Government area of Zamfara State.According to a press statement by Army authority, the victims were kidnapped when armed bandits invaded Kyairu, Kyaram and Alkama communities.The statement noted that the successes followed an intelligent report of heavily armed bandits’ movement in the affected communities.“The troops however mobilized to the area, blocked the bandits’ route and engaged them in a fire for fire operation which lasted for hours forcing the bandits to flee into the forest and abandon the kidnapped victims”, the statement added.The statement read in parts “on 17th July 2023, following Intelligent report that Armed bandits had kidnapped an unspecified number of persons from villages around Bukuyyum Local Government Area of Zamfara State.“The Troops immediately mobilized swiftly for a fighting patrol and established blocking positions around the bandits’ withdrawal routes around Kyairu/Kyaram and Alkama villages in Bukuyyum Local Government Area of Zamfara State.”It also noted that the 40 rescued kidnapped victims were reunited with their families, while ten of them were handed over to the local chief of Gwashi to connect them with their respective familiesRecall that this is the second time in one week that troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have rescued kidnapped victims at various bandits’ enclaves and routes in Bukkuyum Local Government Area of the State.