August 23, (THEWILL) – Troops of Operation Safe Haven have rescued 15 commuters abducted by bandits in Jagindi, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan made this known in a statement on Monday.
Aruwan said the 15 persons were kidnapped from two vehicles in the area while on transit, adding that search and rescue operations were being sustained by troops in the area.
He said the incident was reported to the state government by troops of Operation Safe Haven.
According to the Commissioner, the troops responded to a distress call and mobilised swiftly to the location.
The statement reads: “Troops of Operation Safe Haven have reported to the Kaduna State Government the rescue of 15 commuters in Jagindi, Jema’a LGA.
“According to the report, the 15 persons had been kidnapped from two vehicles in the area while in transit.
“The troops responded to a distress call and mobilized swiftly to the location. They repelled the bandits, enabling the rescue of the abducted persons”.
Aruwan listed those rescued as Maisaje Pam, Samuel Peter, Ziyau Abdul, Henry Dabo, Abduljabar Auwal, Muhammad Ali, Dama Dabo and Ramatu Aminu.
Others, according to the statement, include, Muhammad Sani, Abdullahi Muhammad, Bashar Garba, Abubakar Musa Saad Yakubu, Maryam Ibrahim and Lami Bitrus.
Aruwan said, the “Acting Governor Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, noted the report with satisfaction and thanked the troops for their swift response which resulted in the rescue of the commuters.
“The troops are sustaining search and rescue operations in the area.”