By Bisi LAWAL
The Nigerian Air Force Special Forces on night patrol on 6 August 2023, have successfully rescued seven abducted people in Kaduna state.
The rescued victims comprised six females and a male who were kidnapped from Niger state.
A statement by NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, on Monday, said the abductors after spotting the NAF personnel absconded, leaving behind the victims.
According to the statement, NAF Special Forces on night patrol on 6 August 2023, near Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State, rescued seven kidnapped victims comprising 6 females and a male, in the early hours of 6 August 2023.
“The female victims on interrogation revealed that they were kidnapped from Paikoro in Niger State while the lone male victim stated that he was picked up against his will from Rijau in Niger State. On sighting the troops, the terrorists abandoned their victims and fled into a nearby forest.”
He added that the victims are currently in its medical facility in Kaduna.
“The victims were subsequently taken to NAF Medical facility at Birnin Gwari for review and subsequently released, less the male victim who is still being observed,” the statement added.
Gabkwet noted that the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, commended the efforts of the troops while calling for intensified efforts towards ensuring all areas within Kaduna State and environs are free of terrorists, kidnappers, and other criminal elements.