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Army, police rescue kidnapped NYSC members in Katsina


Two National Youth Service Corps members who were kidnapped by bandits in Yargoje community, Kankara Local Government area of Katsina State, have been successfully rescued by the Nigerian Army in collaboration with the Nigeria Police.

The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, confirmed this in a statement released in Abuja on Friday.

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Nwachukwu commended the courageous efforts of the security forces, which led to the successful rescue and safe return of the abducted NYSC members.

The victims had been kidnapped while they were on their way from Edo to Katsina State.

He stated that the joint operation of the 17 Brigade Nigerian Army and the police had secured the freedom of the abducted corps members.

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“The rescued corps members have been given necessary medical attention and support to ensure their physical and emotional well-being. They are currently in the custody of the Nigerian Police in Kankara,” Nwachukwu said.

He also emphasized the importance of public cooperation and support in providing timely and relevant information to aid the troops in their proactive operations against criminal elements.

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