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Nigerian Military Rescues 6 Girls, Infant In Kaduna

The operation is a follow-up on the military’s attack on terrorist enclaves within Chikun LGA and other parts of the country’s northwestern state.

Nigerian soldiers have rescued six women and an infant in the Kuriga and Manini settlements of Chikun Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State in Northwest Nigeria.

The Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, made this known in a security update on Wednesday.

The rescued persons, who are said to have been reunited with their families, include “Sahura Hamisu, Ramiatu Umar, Saudatu Ibrahim, Maryam Shittu, Fatima Shuaibu, Khadijah Mohammed [along with her infant child].” 

Aruwan said the “troops made contact and engaged bandits at the suspected enclave”, and it was “after clearing the camp” that the troops rescued the abductees.

This is coming days after HumAngle reported how the Nigerian military killed some terrorists and recovered weapons and motorcycles during an offensive in the state. 

The commissioner added that the “security forces will continue operations in the general area and other locations of interest across the state.” 

In June 2022, Aruwan said three locals were killed when terrorists attacked worshippers in the Maranatha Baptist Church and St. Moses Catholic Church in Rubu village, Kajuru LGA. Two persons were injured while the gang “looted shops and carted away some valuables from the villages.”

Chikun, Kajuru, and Birnin Gwari LGAs are some of the areas hardest hit by the activities of terrorists within Kaduna. The armed groups have continued to kill citizens and kidnap for ransom despite several attempts to curtail their activities across the region.

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