The Kaduna State government has confirmed the rescue of kidnapped aviation staff by troops of the Nigerian Army.
The rescued 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.
The Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan confirmed the development to newsmen in Kaduna.
Below is the text of the Press Briefing:
KADUNA STATE SECURITY UPDATE/PRESS BRIEFING BY SAMUEL ARUWAN, COMMISSIONER, MINISTRY OF INTERNAL SECURITY AND HOME AFFAIRS, KADUNA STATE, WEDNESDAY 17TH MARCH 2021.
Gentlemen of the Press:
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.
The victims rescued are listed as:
Mr. Ilori SundayMrs. Celestina Sunday Miss Beauty Oshaibie SundayMiss Miracle SundayMiss Marvelous Sunday Miss Destiny SundayMr. Samuel Sunday Miss Deborah Sunday Hajiya Badiyatu Abdullahi GamboBilkisu Gambo
It would be recalled that armed bandits breached the fence of the Kaduna Airport Staff Quarters in the early hours of Saturday 6th March 2021, and kidnapped these 10 persons from two houses located near the fence.
Precise details of the rescue location cannot be provided at this time due to operational expediency.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has received the report of the rescue with elation, and has extended hearty congratulations to the troops for the successful rescue. He has also met with the rescued citizens to encourage them, and assure them of the unwavering commitment of the Kaduna State Government. He wished them well as they re-united with their families and loved ones.
Further updates will be provided on this and other developments as they emerge.