Troops deployed in operation Idon Raini while on clearance patrol along Maganda-Funtua road at the weekend rescued eight hostages who were earlier kidnapped along Maganda-Sofo Birnin-Gwari road in Kaduna state.
According to Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, Director Army Public Relations, among the rescued victims were three men, two women, three children.
Also, items recovered from the bandits included one red Golf car, one trailer, two boxes of clothes belonging to one of the passengers.
Chukwu added that, “Also, troops on patrol to Nachibi village recovered a motorcycle abandoned by the bandits on sighting the troops.
“Similarly, troops encountered bandits at Maidaro village where they were rustling some cows.
“Three members of the vigilante sustained gun shot wounds while one person was killed in action during the encounter. One motorcycle was recovered from the bandits.
“The general public is once again reminded to be security conscious and report any suspicious movements to the law enforcement agents.”