The Nigerian Army collaborated with the Nigeria Police and rescued two National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) members, who were kidnapped by bandits in the Yargoje community, Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director, of Army Public Relations, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, disclosed this.
The Army general stated that the corps members who were in transit from Edo to Katsina State were abducted by the criminals but the courageous joint effort of the 17 Brigade Nigerian Army and the police led to their rescue and safe return on Thursday.
Nwachukwu said: “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 added.