Nigerian troops rescue 10 persons abducted at Kaduna Airport

Nigerian troops rescue 10 persons abducted at Kaduna Airport
Charles Nwoke, Kaduna, Nigeria
March 18, 2021 

Above image courtesy of local sources, fair use. 

Ten persons kidnapped at the Staff Quarters of the Kaduna Airport have been rescued by Nigerian Army, the Kaduna State government has stated.

Samuel Aruwan, the Kaduna State Commissioner for internal Security and Home Affairs, disclosed that the victims were rescued by military officers on Wednesday.

10 persons kidnapped at the Kaduna airport “have been rescued” by the army.

Gunmen suspected to be bandits had breached the fence of the Kaduna Airport Staff Quarters in the early hours of March 6 and kidnapped 10 persons from two houses located very close to the airport fence.

Read the full statement

KADUNA STATE SECURITY UPDATE/PRESS BRIEFING BY SAMUEL ARUWAN, COMMISSIONER, MINISTRY OF INTERNAL SECURITY AND HOME AFFAIRS, KADUNA STATE, WEDNESDAY 17TH MARCH 2021.

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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 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
Bilkisu 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 reunited with their families and loved ones.

Further updates will be provided on this and other developments as they emerge.