• Nigerian Airforce Special forces on night patrol near Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State have rescued seven kidnapped victims comprising six females and a male in the early hours of Sunday, 6th August.

In a statement by Director of Public Relations and Information of the force, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet says on sighting the troops, the terrorists abandoned their victims and fled into a nearby forest.

According to the statement, the female victims on interrogation, revealed that they were kidnapped from Paikoro, while the lone male victim was picked up against his will from Rijau, all in Niger State respectively.


The victims were taken to NAF medical facility at Birnin Gwari for evaluation, and subsequently released, except the male victim who is still being observed.

The statement adds that the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar commends the efforts of the troops, while calling for intensified efforts towards ensuring all areas within Kaduna are free of criminal elements.

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