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Benue: Troops repel kidnap attempt, rescue two, recover arms  

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Troops of the Nigerian Army, deployed for counter-terrorism operations in the North Central, in conjunction with Volunteer Guards, have successfully repelled a kidnap attempt and rescued two kidnap victims in Benue State.

The troops, while responding to a distress call from the enclave of the suspected kidnap gang in Tsede Village, along Road Tor Donga Takum in Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue State, troops quickly mobilised to the location where they engaged the kidnappers in a shootout, forcing them to retreat in disarray, abandoning their captives.

The army disclosed this in a post on its Facebook page.

The rescued victims were identified as; Chief Sano Kursi and Augustine Sada.

According to the disclosure, they were unharmed and have since been reunited with their families.

“The troops also recovered one FN rifle, One FN rifle magazine, 17 AK-47 rifle magazines, 10 rounds of 7.62 mm (Special) ammunition, 58 rounds of 7.62 mm (NATO) ammunition and 3 ATM cards,” it said

According to the statement, the successful operation demonstrated Nigerian Army’s commitment to protecting lives and property in the region and also highlights the importance of collaboration between security forces and local communities in combating crime.

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