The troops of the Nigerian Army have rescued three persons abducted by bandits in Ungwan Namama, along the Zaria-Kano road in Kaduna State.
The Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, made the disclosure via a statement made available to The Star on Thursday.
Aruwan stated that the troops rescued the victims while conducting patrols at the Zaria-Kano road.
According to the commissioner, the troops came in contact with migrating bandits in the area and engaged them, forcing them to abandon their three captives as they hastily escaped.
He noted that the victims were kidnapped by the bandits in a neighbouring state.
The rescued victims were Abdullahi Lawal, Sadiya Salimanu, and her 10-month-old child, Fatima Salimanu.
Also recovered from the bandits were nine rustled animals, comprising one cow and eight sheep.
Aruwan noted that the rescued persons have been reunited with their families, while the recovered animals were handed over to local authorities for proper identification and retrieval.
“The Kaduna State Government thanked the troops for their valiant action in rescuing the kidnapped victims,” the commissioner added.