Troops of Operation Forest Sanity have rescued seven people who were kidnapped by bandits in Birnin Gwari and Chikun local government areas of Kaduna State.
The victims were rescued during a military operation.
A statement by the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, on Tuesday, said the troops came under fire from the bandits while on patrol along the Birnin Gwari-Gayam-Kuriga-Manini axis.
It added that the seven victims including four children have since been reunited with their families.”
Writing by Julian Osamoto; editing by Annabel Nwachukwu