Troops rescue EMIR'S son and three other victims kidnapped during raid on Bandits hideout in Taraba

Sunday, February 4, 2024 -In the continued fight against banditry and kidnapping in Taraba State, troops of 114 Battalion (Rear) of 6 Brigade Nigerian Army in conjunction with other security forces, successfully destroyed multiple bandits' hideouts and rescued four kidnap victims.

Acting Assistant Director, 6 Brigade Army Public Relations, Lieutenant Oni Olubodunde, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, February 4, 2024, said the rescued victims include the Emir of Pupulle's son. 

“The swift and decisive operation to flush out Bandits and Kidnappers disturbing the peace in Yorro LGA and its environs commenced on 2nd February 2024,” the statement read.

"Troops came in contact with bandits at Gampu hills and Ban Yorro area and exerted superior firepower which made the bandits flee the location leaving behind their abducted victims. 

"The operation is still ongoing to ensure that other kidnapped victims who fled the area during the exchange of fire are found and reunited with their loved ones. 

"The rescued kidnapped victims are Genesis M Samuel age 24 from Ganku village, Benard Denis age 28 from Fulfualgon village, Esther Titus age 35 from Kosanai village and the Emir of Pupulle's son who was abducted at his residence on 18 January 2024, Isma'il Umar age 25.

“The Brigade is committed to ensuring the safety of citizens and dismantling all criminal infrastructure in Taraba State. Members of the public are urged to continue to support the military by giving credible and timely information on suspicious movements to aid in improving security within the state.” 

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