Army, police rescue two abducted corps members in Katsina

The Nigerian Army, in collaboration with the Nigeria Police, have rescued two National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) members kidnapped by bandits in the Yargoje community, Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Army spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said the courageous effort of the security forces led to the rescue and safe return of the abductees on Thursday.

He said the criminals abducted the corps members while they were in transit from Edo to Katsina State.

According to him, the joint effort of the 17 Brigade Nigerian Army and the police resulted in the successful rescue of the victims from their captors.

“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.

“The Nigerian Army continues to solicit the cooperation and support of the public in providing timely and relevant information to enhance troops’ proactive operational engagement of criminal elements,” he said.