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Troops rescue passengers after battle with kidnappers in Delta
By: News Editor
Mon, 10 Jun 2024   ||   Nigeria,

Nigerian Army said its troops have successfully thwarted attempt to kidnap passengers in a commercial bus by suspected terrorist group in Delta State after a fierce gun battle with the well armed kidnappers.

The incident occurred on 46 Km Ughelli-Patani Road in Delta on Sunday, the Nigerian Army said in post on its official X Handle on Sunday.

According to the post, the troops’ swift response to a distress call resulted in the rescue of passengers who had been kidnapped while traveling in a commercial bus.

It said the troops upon receiving the distress call, rapidly mobilised and confronted the terrorists, who were armed with assorted weapons.

According to the post, a fierce firefight ensued, compelling the terrorists to abandon their captives and flee the scene.

“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,” it said.





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