Nine persons earlier kidnapped in a convoy in Udawa-Brinin Gwari forest in Kaduna State have been rescued by hunters when they invaded the kidnappers’ den.
DAILY POST recall that many travellers in a convoy with security escort were kidnapped by terrorists from Udawa-Brinin Gwari forest
One Malam Umaru told this medium that the hunters laid an ambush for the bandits days after they attacked a convoy of travellers along the highway, saying that the nine victims rescued are from Udawa village.
According to him, “It was a successful operation carried out by our hunters because they succeeded in rescuing nine of our people from the bandits and also caught one bandit. They are interrogating him before handing him over to security agencies.”
He explained that the hunters engaged the bandits in a gun battle, which forced the bandits to abandon the victims at their camp, stressing that the whole community is happy with the hunters’ success.
Malam Umaru stated that if the hunters are supported with vehicles, they would tackle banditry in the community and surrounding villages.
He, however, commended security agencies for carrying out an operation in the forest, earlier.
At the time of filing this report, there was no reaction from the security agencies and other authorities.