Nigerian Army foils kidnap attempt on passengers in Delta

By Innocent Raphael

The Nigerian Army has successfully thwarted a kidnap attempt by suspected terrorists on passengers travelling along the 46-kilometer Ughelli-Patani Road in Delta State.

The operation, which took place on Sunday, was announced in a post on the Army’s official X handle.

According to the post, the soldiers responded swiftly to a distress call, leading to a gun battle with the criminal elements.

The rapid mobilization of the troops resulted in the rescue of several passengers who had been kidnapped while traveling in a commercial bus.

The Army reported that upon receiving the distress call, the troops confronted the terrorists, who were armed with assorted weapons.

A fierce firefight ensued, forcing the terrorists to abandon their captives and flee the scene.

“The rescued passengers have been taken into safe custody, where they are receiving necessary care and support.

“Meanwhile, the troops are currently pursuing the fleeing terrorists,” the post stated.

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