In a joint operation on Thursday 2 November 2023, the troops of 17 Brigade Nigerian Army in collaboration with the Nigerian Police, has rescued two Corps members who were kidnapped by bandits in Yargoje community, Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State.
According to Director, Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the courageous effort of the security forces led to the extrication and safe return of the abductees.
He said the criminals abducted the Corps members while they were transiting from Edo to Katsina State.
The quick response and rescue demonstrated by the joint effort of the 17 Brigade Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Police resulted in the successful rescue of the victims from their captors.
Nwachukwu added that the rescued Corps members have been offered necessary medical attention and support to ensure their physical and emotional well-being and are currently in the custody of the Nigerian Police in Kankara.
He said the Nigerian Army continues to solicit the cooperation and support of the public in providing timely and relevant information to enhance troops’ proactive operational engagement of criminal elements threatening the security of the nation.