Troops of Operation Thunder Strike have rescued three villagers abducted from their farms on Wednesday in Maro village along the Kaduna-Abuja highway.
The Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 1 Division Nigerian Army Kaduna, Colonel Ezindu Idimah, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Kaduna that one of the kidnappers was killed in the operation.
Idimah said: “Acting on a credible information, troops raided the hideout of the bandits where they held the farmers and engaged them in a firefight.
“Following, the firefight, one bandit was neutralised and others escaped with gunshot wounds, leaving behind the victims.
“The rescued farmers had since been handed over to their families.”
Idimah said an AK 47 rifle with two 7.62 special ammunition were recovered at the scene.
“The General Officer Commanding, 1 Division , Nigerian Army, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has again called on the general public to report any person with gunshot wounds to the nearest security post for prompt action.”