Nigerian Air Force Special squad has rescued seven kidnapped Chinese nationals who were taken hostage by terrorists in the neighbouring states since June, this year.
The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this on Saturday.
This, he said, was according to a report from NAF Special Forces under the 271 NAF detachment conducted the operation in Kampanin Doka and Gwaska areas of Birnin Gwari LGA, and successfully rescued the seven expatriates who have been conveyed to a secure facility.
The Commissioner further said that the rescue operation excited the state governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai who commended the force’s gallantry.
He said, “The Kaduna State Government has warmly commended the Nigerian Air Force for a clinical operation this morning which resulted in the rescue of seven Chinese nationals who were kidnapped in June by terrorists in a neighbouring state.
“According to a report from the Nigerian Air Force, Special Forces under the 271 NAF detachment conducted the operation in Kampanin Doka and Gwaska areas of Birnin Gwari LGA and successfully rescued the seven expatriates who have been conveyed to a secure facility.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed satisfaction at the report, and commended the Chief of Air Staff, as well as the Commander and men of the 271 NAF detachment for the daring operation by the Special Forces.
“Citizens will be updated on further developments.”
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