Troops of the Nigerian army have rescued 10 persons abducted by bandits from the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), staff quarters in Kaduna, after 11 days in captivity.
The victims were abducted on March 6, when the armed criminals invaded the FAAN staff quarters in Ifira community, near the Kaduna airport.
Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, confirmed their release on Wednesday.
He said: “This briefing has been called to provide an update on emerging developments following the kidnapping of 10 citizens from the Kaduna Airport staff quarters, Ifira, Igabi local government area.
“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.”
Aruwan gave the names of the rescued victims as: Ilori Sunday, Celestina Sunday, Beauty Oshaibie Sunday, Miracle Sunday, Marvelous Sunday, Destiny Sunday, Samuel Sunday, Deborah Sunday, Badiyatu Abdullahi Gambo and Bilkisu Gambo.
The commissioner added that “precise details of the rescue location cannot be provided at this time due to operational expediency.”
Aruwan noted that the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has met with the rescued citizens “to encourage them, and assure them of the unwavering commitment of the Kaduna state government”.
However, the 39 students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, abducted by bandits last Friday are still in captivity.