Troops deployed in ‘Operation Idon Raini’, on Saturday 9th June 2018 while on clearance patrol along Maganda – Funtua road rescued eight hostages who were earlier kidnapped along Maganda – Sofo Birnin Gwari road.
Those rescued include; three men, two women and three children.
Items recovered from the bandits include; one red Golf car, one trailer, two boxes of clothes belonging to one of the passengers.
Also, troops on patrol to Nachibi village recovered a motorcycle abandoned by the bandits on sighting the troops.
Similarly, troops encountered bandits at Maidaro village where they were rustling some cows.
Three members of the vigilante sustained gunshot wounds while one person was killed in action during the encounter.
A statement by Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, Director, Army Public Relations said, “One motorcycle was recovered from the bandits.”
“The general public is once again reminded to be security conscious and report any suspicious movements to the law enforcement agents” he added.