The Nigerian Army has rescued three villagers abducted from their farms on Wednesday in Maro village along Kaduna-Abuja highway.
The Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 1Division Nigerian Army Kaduna, Col. Ezindu Idimah said that one of the kidnappers was killed in the operation.
“Acting on a credible information, troops raided the hideout of the bandits where they held the farmers and engaged them in a firefight.
“Following, the firefight, one bandit was neutralized and others escaped with gun shot wounds leaving behind the victims.
“The rescued farmers had since been handed over to their families.” he said.
Idimah said an AK 47 rifle with two 7.62 special ammunition were recovered at the scene.