Troops of 1 Division Nigeria Army under exercise HARBIN KUNAMA III, have neutralised one bandit and rescued 13 kidnapped victims in Kuyelo community in Birnin Gawri Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Col Ezindu Idimah made the disclosure in a press statement issued on Monday in kaduna.
Idimah said the feat followed distress calls received from good Samaritans indicating the abduction of some farmers while working on their farms at the outskirts of Kuyelo community in the local government area.
According to Idimah, an Army patrol team stationed at Super Camp Kuyello, swiftly pursed the bandits and kidnappers and rescued all the 13 kidnapped farmers after a serious exchange of fire with the criminals.
He disclosed that during the encounter, one of the bandits was neutralised, while others escaped with gun shot wounds.
He added that soldiers were currently combing the general area which borders Katsina, Zamfara and Kaduna States.