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Troops gun down suspected kidnappers in Kaduna, rescue 31 victims

By News Express on 20/11/2018

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Troops of Operation 777 have killed 14 suspected kidnappers at Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

 

The troops also rescued 31 people from the gunmen along the Kaduna-Abuja highway.

The Acting Director Defence Information, Brigadier General John Agim, made this known at a press briefing in the state on Monday to highlight the activities of Operation 777 established by the Defence Headquarters in October 2018.

General Agim said that under the Operation, the spate of herdsmen/farmers crisis, kidnapping and armed banditry in the state and other parts of the North West Zone have been largely degraded.

He added that several suspects were arrested and arms and ammunition recovered from the kidnappers during the operations.

According to him, Operation 777 is running concurrently with other military operations like Operation Sharan Daji in Zamfara state, is and geared towards enhancing a conducive and stable environment for socio-economic activities and the safety of Nigerians.

He disclosed that the military has deployed enough troops along the Abuja-Kaduna highway in order to ensure the safety of travellers ahead of the Christmas celebration and during the 2019 election. (Channels TV)

Source News Express

Posted 19/11/2018 8:43:29 PM

 

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