Troops of the Nigerian Army (NA) have rescued two corps members abducted by bandits in Yargoje community, Kankara LGA of Katsina state.
In a statement on Friday, Onyema Nwachukwu, army spokesperson, said the corps members were abducted while travelling from Edo to Katsina where they had been posted.
Nwachukwu said the rescue operation was conducted in collaboration with officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
“In a joint operation on Thursday 2 November 2023, the troops of 17 Brigade Nigerian Army in collaboration with the Nigeria Police, have rescued two corps members who were kidnapped by bandits in Yargoje community, Kankara local government area of Katsina state,” the statement reads.
“The courageous effort of the security forces led to the extrication and safe return of the abductees.
“The criminals abducted the corps members while they were transiting from Edo to Katsina state.
“The quick response and rescue demonstrated by the joint effort of the 17 Brigade Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Police resulted in the successful rescue of the victims from their captors.
“The rescued corps members have been offered necessary medical attention and support to ensure their physical and emotional well-being and are currently in the custody of the Nigerian Police in Kankara.”
The army spokesperson urged members of the public to cooperate and support the military with relevant information to fight insecurity in the country.
Recently, eight prospective corps members were kidnapped by gunmen while on their way to an orientation camp in Sokoto state.