Troops Raided Bandits’ Den, Rescued Victim And Arrested 3 Kidnappers Awaiting N2Million Ransom In Taraba –Nigerian Army

It said the troops arrested three terrorists during the operation in Taraba State, Northeast Nigeria.

Troops have raided a kidnappers’ den and rescued one victim, Nigerian Army said on Thursday.

It said the troops arrested three terrorists during the operation in Taraba State, Northeast Nigeria.

The troops reportedly acted on credible intelligence on Thursday, following the abduction of one Hassan Adamu at Kofan Adamu village in the Takum Local Government Area of the state on March 26, 2024.

In a statement posted on its official X (formerly Twitter) handle, the Nigerian Army said, “In a swift and successful operation, the Troops of 6 Brigade Nigerian Army have demolished a kidnappers’ den, rescued a victim, and apprehended three suspected kidnappers in Taraba State. The operation, which took place in Kofa Adamu village of Takum Local Government Area, resulted in the safe release of a victim held captive by the criminals.

“Acting on credible intelligence regarding the activities and hideout of suspected kidnappers who abducted Mr. Hussein Adamu on March 26, 2024, in Kofa Adamu village and demanded a ransom of 2 million Naira, troops from the 93 Battalion/Sub-Sect 3A OPWS swiftly moved in and cordoned off the area and eventually rescued the victim.

“Furthermore, three suspected kidnappers involved in the abduction were arrested during the operation.

“The rescued victim is currently receiving medical attention at a secured facility, while the apprehended suspects are in military custody undergoing interrogation.

“This successful operation highlights the commitment of the 6 Brigade Nigerian Army to combating crime and ensuring the safety of the people of Taraba State.”

“The Commander 6 Brigade/Sector 3 OPWS, Brigadier General KC Uwa commended the troops for their proactive response and urged the public to continue supporting the military by providing timely and credible information on any suspicious movements or activities of criminals within the state,” the statement added.