Troops neutralises one bandit, rescue 13 kidnap victims in Kaduna.
Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari has charged security agencies to ensure protection and safety of corps members posted to the state on compulsory one-year service.
He also called on council area heads and traditional rulers to collaborate with security agents to ensure that corps members serve in an atmosphere devoid of security challenges.
Masari, who was represented by Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youths and Sports development, Hussaini Dangani, stated this yesterday at the closing ceremony of orientation for Batch B, Stream 1 corps members in the state.
However, a patrol team of 1 Division Nigerian Army on Exercise Harbin Kunama Lll has neutralised a bandit and rescued 13 kidnap victims in Kuyello Community, a suburb of Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
A statement by Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Ezindu Idimah, said the troops received a distress call indicating abduction of some farmers and sent a patrol team from Super Camp Kuyello, which pursued the kidnappers and rescued all 13 farmers after a fierce exchange of fire.