Lt. Col NB Ahmed, the Commanding Officer 8 BOD under the 8 division Nigerian Army who was abducted on Friday has been rescued by troops of Operation Forest Sanity.
The senior officer was rescued on Saturday at the route between Yankara and Mai-Lafiya in Faskari LGA of Katsina State following the search and rescue operation.
Lt. Col Ahmed was on his way to assume Command of the BOD as Commander when he was ambushed by terrorists along Kucheri road, Tsafe LGA of Zamfara State.
The assailants dressed in Camouflage uniforms were said to have established a roadblock along the Tsafe – Kano road where they kidnapped the senior officer.
During the rescue operations, the officer was said to have sustained gunshot injuries on his leg as troops engaged the bandits in a heavy gun duel.
The rescued Colonel has been moved to a military hospital in Kaduna where he has been confirmed to be stable.
Five days ago, troops of Operation Forest Sanity neutralised 4 notorious bandits, and recovered arms in Kaduna.
Amon the arms recovered were two (2) AK 47 rifles, four (4) AK 47 magazines, Fifty one (51) 7.62mm special ammunition, five (5) mobile phones, one (1) cutlass, two (2) motorcycles and a sum of Two Hundred and Six Thousand naira (206,000).
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