Security agencies have rescued a minor from kidnappers around Mando, Igabi local government area of Kaduna State.
In response to a distress call from the victims’ parents, the Divisional Police Officer, Rigasa, and the Army officer in charge of the general area mobilized to the location, and evacuated the child.
The statement said the victim who has been re-united with his parents gladdened the heart of Governor Nasir El-Rufai who expressed his joy at the news, and commended the lead officers for their prompt response and exemplary dedication to duty.
The Governor also directed the Ministry to issue a special commendation to the officers in the light of the rescue.
According to the operational feedback to the Kaduna State government, armed reconnaissance was carried out over Gayam, Gagafada, Gwaska, Goron Dutse and environs.
Bandits on motorcycles were sighted at Gayam, and were neutralized by the fighter jet crew after a short delay due to visibility.
The state Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan in a statement, explained that a suspected bandit settlement was sighted just Southeast of Goron Dutse, which was subjected to further scans, adding that all other areas were calm with no threats observed.