Soldiers, police operatives rescue 2 NYSC members kidnapped by bandits in Katsina

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In a swift joint operation on Thursday, 2nd November 2023, the 17 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, in collaboration with the Nigeria Police Force, successfully rescued two National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) members whom bandits in the Yargoje community in Kankara local government area of Katsina state had kidnapped.

The Corps members were abducted while travelling from Edo to Katsina state.

Following their rescue, they received immediate medical attention and necessary support to ensure their physical and emotional well-being.

Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, in a statement, said they are currently under the care of the Nigerian Police in Kankara.

Part of the statement read:

”The courageous effort of the security forces led to the extrication and safe return of the abductees.

”The criminals abducted the Corps members while they were transiting from Edo to Katsina State. The quick response and rescue demonstrated by the joint effort of the 17 Brigade Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Police resulted in the successful rescue of the victims from their captors.

”The rescued Corps members have been offered necessary medical attention and support to ensure their physical and emotional well-being and are currently in the custody of the Nigerian Police in Kankara.

”The Nigerian Army continues to solicit the cooperation and support of the public in providing timely and relevant information to enhance troops’ proactive operational engagement of criminal elements threatening the security of the nation.”

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