Troops of Operation Safe Haven’s search-and-rescue operations paid off as they were able to rescue three travellers from armed bandits along the Gidan Waya-Godogodo road, in Jema’a Local Government Area (LGA), of Kaduna state.

Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs,Mr Samuel Aruwan, made this known in a statement issued on Sunday, in Kaduna.

Aruwan said, the travellers were abducted by bandits who barricaded the road.

“Troops responded to a distress call, and pursued the bandits, rescuing the victims.

“The rescued travellers’ vehicle, a Peugeot 307, was also recovered.

“Responding to the report of the rescue, Gov. Nasir El-Rufai, commended the troops for the swift response,” Aruwan said.

The governor he said, expressed gratitude to them for their determined efforts in rescuing the three commuters, and their sustenance of search-and-rescue operations in the area.

Meanwhile, Aruwan regretted that security agencies had reported to the state government that two persons have been killed by bandits in Makoro Iri village, Kajuru LGA.

Bandits the report said, invaded the remote village and shot dead the two victims.

Aruwan said, El-Rufai, who sent condolence messages to the families, noted with sadness the report of the attack in Makoro Iri village of Kajuru LGA, and prayed for the repose of the victims’ souls.

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