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Nigerian Army rescues kidnapped victims in daring operation in Delta State

Nigerian Army rescues kidnapped victims in daring operation in Delta State

In a daring and successful operation, troops of the 63 Brigade Nigerian Army deployed for internal security operations have rescued kidnapped victims along the Ugheli-Patani Road in Delta State.

The heroic rescue mission took place on Saturday, 8 June 2024, following a distress call that prompted the swift response of the troops.

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Major Emmanuel Onoja, the Assistant Director of Army Public Relations, provided a detailed account of the operation in a statement made available to journalists in Warri, highlighting the courage and determination displayed by the troops.

He said that upon receiving the distress call, the troops mobilized quickly and arrived at the scene of the incident, where they encountered a group of kidnappers holding passengers captive in a commercial bus.

He added that a fierce battle ensued between the troops and the kidnappers, with the Nigerian Army displaying superior tactics and bravery.

“The gallant troops responded to a distress call and immediately mobilized to the scene of the incident where they engaged the kidnappers in a fierce battle, overpowering and compelling them to abandon their captives, as they scampered into the forest,” Major Onoja stated.

He stated that as a result of the troops’ decisive actions, all the kidnapped victims were rescued unharmed, marking a significant victory in the fight against criminal activities in the region.

Following their rescue, the victims were taken into safe custody, where they are currently receiving the necessary care and support.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has launched a manhunt to track down and apprehend the fleeing kidnappers, ensuring that they face justice for their heinous actions.

Major Onoja commended the troops for their swift and effective response, emphasizing the importance of public vigilance and cooperation in maintaining peace and security in Delta State.

He urged residents to remain alert and report any suspicious activities to the security agencies, underscoring the shared responsibility in combating crime and ensuring the safety of all members of the community.

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The successful rescue operation serves as a testament to the unwavering commitment of the Nigerian Army to safeguarding the lives and property of the citizens.

The bravery and professionalism exhibited by the troops in the face of danger reflect their dedication to upholding law and order and protecting the welfare of the people.

As the pursuit of the fleeing kidnappers continues, the Nigerian Army reaffirms its commitment to maintaining peace and security in Delta State, working tirelessly to rid the region of criminal elements and create a safe environment for all residents.