Soldiers foil kidnap attempt in Delta, rescue passengers

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Men of the Nigerian Army deployed for internal security duties have thwarted a kidnapping attempt by suspected terrorists along the Ughelli-Patani Road in Delta State.

This was made known in a statement shared on X.com on Sunday.

According to the statement, the soldiers responded swiftly to a distress call, rescuing passengers who had been taken hostage while travelling in a commercial bus.

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The soldiers engaged the terrorists in a fierce firefight, forcing them to abandon their captives and flee.

The statement said, “In a remarkable display of bravery, troops of the Nigerian Army deployed for internal security duties successfully thwarted a kidnap attempt by a suspected terrorist group along the Ughelli-Patani Road in Delta State.

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“The troops’ swift response to a distress call resulted in the rescue of passengers who had been kidnapped while travelling in a commercial bus.

“The troops upon receiving the distress call, rapidly mobilised and confronted the terrorists, who were armed with assorted weapons. A fierce firefight ensued, compelling the terrorists to abandon their captives and flee the scene.

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“The rescued passengers have been taken into safe custody, where they are receiving necessary care and support. Meanwhile, the troops are currently pursuing the fleeing terrorists.”

 

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