The state Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, while briefing newsmen on security update in the State, said, “The Kaduna State Government can confirm that troops of the Nigerian Army have today, Wednesday 17th March, 2021, rescued the 10 victims who were kidnapped from the Kaduna Airport Staff Quarters, Ifira, Igabi local government area.”
According to him, the victims rescued are Mr. Ilori Sunday, Mrs. Celestina Sunday, Miss Beauty Oshaibie Sunday, Miss Miracle Sunday, Miss Marvelous Sunday, Miss Destiny Sunday, Mr. Samuel Sunday, Miss Deborah Sunday, Hajiya Badiyatu Abdullahi Gambo and Bilkisu Gambo.
Recall that armed bandits breached the fence of the Kaduna Airport Staff Quarters in the early hours of Saturday 6th March 2021, and kidnapped 10 persons from two houses located near the fence.
The Commissioner explained that precise details of the rescue location cannot be provided at that time due to operational expediency.
According to the statement, Governor Nasir el-Rufai has received the report of the rescue with elation and extended hearty congratulations to the troops for the successful rescue.
It added that he (Governor El-Rufai) has also met with the rescued citizens to encourage them, and assured them of the unwavering commitment of the Kaduna State Government.
He wished them well as they re-unite with their families and loved ones.
The Commissioner explained, “further updates will be provided on this and other developments as they emerge.”