In Kaduna, troops rescue 13 kidnapped persons, gunmen kill 2


Gunmen killed two vigilante and kidnapped 13 people in Gwagwada Chikun local area of before troops arrived the scene to the 13 kidnapped persons after fierce gun battle. 

According to account, “troops have reported the of 13 kidnapped persons from bandits in Gwagwada, Chikun local area.
“The 13 citizens, originally from Dutse, went to work at a farm called Tanadi Farm, which is located around Bakin Kasuwa in Gwagwada general area of Chikun LGA. They were attacked by the armed bandits in the process,” a statement signed by Commissioner for , Mr Samuel Aruwan said.
“Troops on receiving credible intelligence of the abduction trailed the bandits to a forest near Bana village and there engaged them in a gun duel. 
“The 13 citizens were thus rescued. They are listed as follows: Kenneth Yusuf, Izra Ali, Josiah Luka, Istifanus Sumah, Helen Ibrahim, Justina Gofwen, Ibrahim Madaki, Biyaya Yusuf, Sani Bello, Lucy Dada, Anayi Ezekiel, Benjiman Daniel, Musa Usman. 
“After the operations, the troops discovered that the bandits had shot two volunteers before their arrival. The two deceased were identified as: Ezekiel Iliya and Nasara Yohanna. The bandits also burnt a and looted some houses in the area.
“Receiving the report, Governor Nasir el-Rufai thanked the troops and commended them warmly for the successful . He also commiserated with the families of the deceased volunteers, and prayed for the repose of their souls.
“The Governor also extended his sympathy to the leadership and members of the razed over the unfortunate attack, and directed the State Emergency Management Agency to conduct an immediate assessment of the damage.”  

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