Troops Kill Two Notorious Kidnappers, Rescue Nine Travellers

Written by on July 13, 2022

Troops of Operation Safe Haven have killed two notorious kidnappers, arrested two armed robbers, and rescued nine travellers in the northern part of the country.

The Director of Defence Media Operations, Major General Benard Onyeuko, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.

He explained that the soldiers recorded the feats in operations conducted alongside police operatives between Thursday and Saturday last week in a bid to sustain efforts at ensuring a hitch-free and peaceful Sallah celebration.

According to the military spokesman, the suspects also revealed one Mallam Buhari Umar as the leader of the gang

Onyeuko stated that troops also conducted a raid operation at Mailafia, Nisama, Dogon Filli and Gidan Waya – all in Jema’a Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State. He disclosed that troops arrested two suspected armed robbers identified as George Yakubu and George Joseph.

Some of the items recovered from the suspects include three fabricated AK 47 riffles, a knife, a cutting hoe, a cutter, and a spanner.


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