Troops under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) have foiled a kidnap attempt along the Gidan Waya-Jagindi road, Jema’a local government area of Kaduna State.
Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said troops of Operation Safe Haven rescued Ibrahim Tafida from the kidnap scene on the highway after bandits opened fire on his vehicle, forcing it to a stop in a bid to kidnap the occupant.
He said the bandits who had to abandon their mission and flee into the bush, as they sighted the approaching troops, are being trailed.
Aruwan said the troops in conjunction with the Special Forces of the Nigerian Air Force, also responded to a distress call and rescued two herders from an attack in Mabuhu village of Zangon Kataf local government area while recovering 200 cattle.
According to the report, the herders identified as Zakariya Ahmadu and Abubakar Kofar were attacked while grazing their cattle in the village.
The troops responded to a distress call and rescued the herders with their 200 cattle, handing them over to their employer, one Alhaji Alhamdu.
“On a sad note, troops discovered the dead body of one Jafaru Isah in the bushes beside a river in Farin Hawan village, Jema’a local government area.
“The troops mobilised to the area following a tip-off and found the decomposing body, which was handed over to the family of the deceased for burial. Investigations into the incident are ongoing,” he stated.