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Two abducted corps members rescued in Katsina

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Two abducted corps members rescued in Katsina

FILE PHOTO; NYSC Youth corps members

Published By: Ayorinde Oluokun

By Sumaila Ogbaje

Two National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) members kidnapped by bandits in Yargoje community, Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina while on their way to camp in the state have been rescued.

The two corps members whose names were not given were rescued by a joint security team of police and soldiers on Thursday, Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu said in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

He said that the criminals abducted the corps members while they were in transit from Edo to Katsina State.

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According to him, the joint effort of the 17 Brigade Nigerian Army and the police resulted in the successful rescue of the victims from their captors.

“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 said. (NAN)