Personnel of the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force have rescued two kidnapped members of the National Youth Service Corps in Katsina State.
The corps members were said to have been kidnapped by bandits in the Yargoje community, Kankara Local Government Area of the state on their way from Edo State.
A statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, on Friday indicated that the corps members were currently receiving medical attention.
The statement read, “In a joint operation on Thursday, November 2, 2023, the troops of 17 Brigade Nigerian Army in collaboration with the Nigerian Police, have rescued two corps members who were kidnapped by bandits in Yargoje community, Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State.
“The courageous effort of the security forces led to the extrication and safe return of the abductees. The criminals abducted the corps members while they were transiting from Edo State to Katsina State.
“The quick response and rescue demonstrated by the joint effort of the 17 Brigade Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Police resulted in the successful rescue of the victims from their captors.
“The rescued corps members have been offered necessary medical attention and support to ensure their physical and emotional well-being and are currently in the custody of the Nigerian Police in Kankara.”