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Troops liberate 4 kidnapped victims in Taraba

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Troops of the 114 Battalion (Rear), 6 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Jalingo, have rescued another four kidnapped victims in Yorro Local Government Area of Taraba State.

The operation with other security agencies also led to the destruction of the bandits camps in Gambu Hills and Ban Yorro.

In a statement, Acting Assistant Director, 6 Brigade Army Public Relations, Lt. Oni Olubodunde said among those rescued was the son of the Emir of Pupulle, Ismai’l Umar.

According to him, “Troops came in contact with bandits at Gampu hills and Ban Yorro area and exerted superior firepower which made the bandits to flee the location leaving behind their abducted victims.

“The operation is still ongoing to ensure that other kidnapped victims who fled the area during the exchange of fire are found and reunited with their loved ones.

“The rescued kidnapped victims are Genesis Samuel, aged 24 from Ganku village; Benard Denis, aged 28 from Fulfualgon village; Esther Titus, aged 35 from Kosanai village and the Emir of Pupulle son who was abducted at his residence on 11 January 2024, Isma’il Umar, aged 25”.

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