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Army troops foil kidnap attempt, nab suspected kidnapper along Keffi road



Army troops foil kidnap attempt, nab suspected kidnapper along Keffi road
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Troops of the Nigerian Army have recorded success in foiling a kidnap attempt and rescuing the victim along the Nasarawa-Keffi road in Nasarawa State.

The successful operation which led to the arrest of one of the suspected kidnappers followed a distress call received by the troops on Thursday.

Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director Army Public Relations made this known in a statement on Friday.

According to Nwachukwu, the suspect who sustained injuries during the foiled kidnap attempt and the rescued victim who also sustained minor injury have been evacuated to the hospital to receive medical attention.

The statement partly reads: “Troops of the Nigerian Army responding to a distress call have foiled a kidnap attempt along Nasarawa- Keffi Road close to the Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa State and rescued the victim.

“The troops carried out the rescue operation on Thursday 4 April 2024 during a routine patrol along Nasarawa- Keffi road in Nassarawa Local Government Area of Nassarawa State. 

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“The criminals had launched an attack on the unsuspecting civilian in an attempt to abduct him, but the troops who were quickly alerted by vigilant members of the neighborhood, swiftly intervened and averted the situation, rescuing the civilian.

The troops also apprehended one of the kidnappers, who had sustained injury in a shootout with the criminals.

“The injured suspect and the rescued kidnap victim who also suffered minor injuries during the foiled kidnap have been promptly evacuated to a hospital for medical attention.”