GOC 1 Division Rescues Kidnap Victims in Birnin Gwari — Army


The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division of the Nigerian Army Major-General Taoreed Lagbaja, has rescued victims of kidnapping in Kaduna, the Army disclosed.

Gen. Lagbaja accompanied by a team of operational commanders and operatives were on Operational cum inspection tour in Kaduna state on Thursday 25 August 2022 when they carried the assignment.

The GOC and his team rescued the victims from a group of armed kidnappers in Manini village, along Pole Wire – Birnin Gwari road, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

Onyema Nwachikwu, spokesperson of the Army said the Kidnappers had abducted the victims and were taking off, when they were confronted by the GOC’s team. The hot exchange of fire that followed subdued the kidnappers, compelling them to scamper in disarray with gunshot wounds into nearby forest, abandoning their abductees.

The rescued victims, comprising two adult males and an elderly woman have been conveyed to Kaduna, where they are currently receiving medical attention.