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ENUGU: Troops rescue kidnapped victim in Udi

THE troops of 103 Battalion (Rear) of 82 Division, Nigerian Army, presently on Operation UDO KA II have rescued Dr Maxwell Ayim between Four Corner-Agbogwe Junction in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State.

This was contained in a statement issued in Enugu on Saturday by Lt.-Col. Jonah Unuakhalu, acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 82 Division, Nigerian Army.

Unuakhalu said that Ayim was rescued unhurt on Thursday.

According to him, the rescue operation was conducted when troops deployed at Udi checkpoint received a distress call from the police on the incident.

Unuakhalu said that on arrival, the troops came in contact with the kidnappers, adding that due to the troops’ superior fire, members of the criminal gang fled in disarray with gunshot wounds into the nearby bushes.

The army spokesman said that the gallant troops during further exploitation of the gang withdrawal route found the victim abandoned by the gang.

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