Troops of Operation Thunder Strike of the Nigerian Army say they have
rescued the seven people abducted by kidnappers along the Kaduna-Abuja
highway last Saturday.

The victims, including a two-year-old girl, were travelling from Kwara
State to Zaria when they were kidnapped by the bandits at Rijanna area
on the highway and taken into a forest.

Speaking to ChannelsTV, the commander of operation thunder strike,
Col. Ibrahim Gamabari, said that the kidnap victims were rescued by
soldiers at about 4:30 am on Wednesday.

He, however, expressed disappointment that some locals along the road
are collaborating with kidnappers by divulging information about the
movement of troops to the criminals.

Gamabari said the locals being spies for kidnappers had made rescue
operations difficult.

According to him, the victims will soon be reunited with their families.

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