Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Special Forces, on night patrol conducted in the early hours of 6 August 2023, near Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State, rescued 7 kidnapped victims, comprising 6 females and a male.
Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Director of Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force made the disclosure in a statement.
According to him, the female victims on interrogation, revealed that they were kidnapped from Paikoro in Niger State while the lone male victim stated that he was picked up against his will from Rijau in Niger State.
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He said on sighting the troops, the terrorists abandoned their victims and fled into a nearby forest.
He further said the victims were subsequently taken to NAF Medical facility at Birnin Gwari for review and subsequently released, less the male victim who is still being observed.
He added that the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar has since commended the efforts of the troops while calling for intensified efforts towards ensuring all areas within Kaduna State and environs are free of terrorists, kidnappers and other criminal elements.